Archive for August 2017

Shearer, Lucille D. (D’Amico)

Lucille D. (D’Amico) Shearer, 70, of Songbird Lane in Farmington died unexpectedly at her home Saturday August 26, 2017. Born December 13, 1946 in Waterbury she was the eldest daughter of Florio (Phil) D’Amico and Lucille (Dube) D’Amico.
She is survived by her daughter Sandra Ticino of Laurinburg, NC and son-in law Tom McColl, her son Michael Sochin and his wife Angela of Chandler, AZ, her grandson Joshua (Maggie) McColl and three granddaughters Deidre McColl, Julia Sochin and Abigail Sochin. She is also survived by 5 great-grandchildren Emma, Ethan, Corrine, Jude and Sophia, her two brothers James D’Amico of Smithfield, NC, Bruce (Sandra) D’Amico of Waterbury, VT, two sisters, Judy (William) May of Middlesex, VT and Rose (Greg) Pelchuck of Calais, VT. She is also survived by her step-mother Dolores D’Amico of Avon as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, countless friends and extended family. She was pre-deceased by both her parents and one brother Philip D’Amico.
Although Lucille grew up in Waterbury and Wolcott she was a longtime resident of the Farmington area. She was active in her community most notably with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of CT more specifically the Farmington Valley Woman’s Club and the Farmingbury Woman’s Club where she held many local and state offices. Lucille was also a fierce advocate for and had utmost respect for our Veterans. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Veteran’s OASIS at Tunxis Community College specifically designed to give respite and support to Veterans attending Tunxis.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday August 31, 2017 from 11a.m. to 1p.m. with a Prayer Service in the funeral home at 1:00pm. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Veterans OASIS at Tunxis Community College, 271 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032.

Stockwell, Derek Justin

Our beloved, Derek Justin Stockwell, passed away suddenly on Friday, August 25, 2017.
Derek was born in New Britain on December 10, 1980, to the proud parents of Robert Caleb and Kathleen Marie (Mals) Stockwell Jr. Derek was a member of St. Ann’s Church in Avon for many years and made his 1st Holy Communion and Confirmation there, and also played on the St. Ann’s Church basketball league. Derek enjoyed youth sports and participated in Avon Little League and Babe Ruth League for several years, as well as playing on the Pop Warner football league. He was also a member of Cub Scouts; winning a Trophy for the Soap Box Derby. Derek played hockey on the tri-town division Pee Wee C at Avon Old Farms as well. In High School, he was a member of the wrestling team and had won a trophy one year for “fastest pin” and their HS Team won the League Championship in Wrestling for the year 1997-1998. He was a graduate of Avon High School 2001. Derek was an avid Boston Red Sox and Dallas Cowboys fan. He loved sports and could tell you the names of every player, trades and statistics. He was an “old school” Hartford Whalers fan and attended their last game in Hartford on April 13, 1997 with his family. During his youth, he enjoyed weekends with his family on Grandpa Stockwell’s boat, the Lady Anna, and he loved the yearly family vacations to Daytona Beach, Fl. He enjoyed working at Miller Foods and doing construction work as well. Recently, he was a meticulous landscaper with a privately owned family company. He was an extremely accomplished hard worker. Derek enjoyed sharing precious time and moments with his family: his mom and dad, sisters and brother-In-Law, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and numerous cousins. When gathered with family for our infamous “card games”, Derek was a great player and formidable opponent, especially at “Texas Hold’em”. Derek had the biggest heart and was always compassionate and loving to all, being quick to lend a hand to anyone. Moments with him will forever be cherished and emblazoned on our hearts. Derek’s favorite time, he said, was “riding in the truck with his Uncle Dave, talking and laughing”. He was a good soul and had a great heart: “The Big D”. He achieved his goal of being happy and having family surrounding him with acceptance, inclusivity and love.
He is survived by his beloved loving and supportive family, parents Robert and Kathleen Stockwell Jr., sister Jessica and husband Jason Rivera, sister Jaclyn Stockwell and nephews and nieces Joseph Shilinga Jr., Devin and Ariyana Ortiz, Maritza, Destiny, Javian and Jayce Rivera, and Amiyah Santiago along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Derek was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather and grandmother Robert and Anna Stockwell and maternal grandmother Virginia Mals Dunn & grandfathers Stanley Mals and Eugene Dunn.
Every time anyone asked Derek “How are you doing?”, he would respond with a bright and brilliant smile on his face: “Living the dream!”. Derek’s life was one of meaning for us all, to remember how to love unconditionally…
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Tuesday (Aug. 29) from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Wednesday (Aug. 30) at 9:15am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Ann, Avon at 10:00am. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Avon.

Flamio, Joan T.

Joan T. Flamio, 84, a resident of Stratford, passed away peacefully August 24 after a long battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her parents Anthony and Charlotte (Mooney) Flamio. She was also predeceased by her sister Rose Marie Higgins; brothers Nicholas Flamio and Robert Flamio, and nephew Guy Higgins.
She leaves behind multiple nieces and nephews – Anthony Flamio and his wife Donna from Farmington; Lynne Sherman and her husband George from Guilford; Lori Wyrebek and her husband Thomas from Bristol; Geri Flamio from Wethersfield, David Higgins and his wife Liz from Florida, Diane Abercrombie and husband Bob from California, Glenn Higgins from California and Roxanne Flamio from Montana. She also has several grand and great nieces and nephews.
She grew up in Hartford attending Buckley High School and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree at Arnold College/University of Bridgeport. She spent most of her career until her retirement at Westport Public Schools. Joan lived her life to the fullest. She was devoted to her family and career, loved to travel and was an avid Yankees fan. The family would like to thank the many staff at Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center at Fairfield and Bridgeport Hospital for their exceptional care.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Monday (Aug. 28) from 8:30-9:30am. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be at 9:30am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, 494 New Britain Ave., Hartford at 10:00am. Burial will be in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center of Fairfield, 111 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.

Hatala, Joseph A.

Joseph A. Hatala passed away on Sunday August 13, 2017 at the age of 96, in his home with his family. He was born in Riddlesburg, PA on April 23, 1921, son of Joseph Maciez Hatala and Anna (Kuruscz/Kurtz) Hatala. He was the beloved husband of Josephine (Woodward) Hatala for 66 years. Joe was an outstanding caregiver for many years for his loving wife.
He worked at Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford as a skilled machinist for 40 years. Joe was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed taking care of his vegetable garden and fruit trees. As a hobby, he built many wood duck and blue bird houses, that he placed in various local areas to maintain their population. Later in his life, he loved ballroom dancing and teaching others to dance.
In World War II, Joe was initially stationed in North Africa under General Patton as a heavy machine gunner. Later, he served in the engineering division in the army, erecting Bailey bridges across rivers from France to Germany.
Joseph was predeceased by his sister and brother in law, Margaret and Louis Liptak; sister Betty Majersky; sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Jack Liptak; sister and brother-in-law, Sophie and Felix DeFronzo and sisters-in-law Jenny Kostrisak and Alice Crelan; brothers-in-law Steve Paluba and James (Woody) Woodward.
He leaves behind his sister, Mary Paluba and brother John Kostrisak, a brother-in-law, Henry Woodward and his wife Barbara and a sister-in-law, Marjorie Woodward.
Besides his wife Jo, he is survived by his daughter Ann Marie Colwell and her husband Francis Colwell of Winchester and his daughter Janet Clarke and her husband Andrew Clarke Sr. of Simsbury, his grandson Andrew Clarke Jr., and wife Mariah and his granddaughter Jennifer Clarke as well as many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joe’s name can be made to Wounded Warriors at www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Thank you to McLean’s Hospice and Home care with special thanks to Niki Tubach and Pam Seger for their guidance, patience, compassion and professionalism in caring for Joe.
Funeral services and burial were private.

Salamon, Frank R.

Frank R. Salamon, 90, of West Hartford, husband of the late Dorothy Salamon, passed away at home August 19, 2017. He was born June 7, 1927 to Francis and Valeria (Czarn) Salamon in Norwich.
Frank grew up in New Britain, graduating from New Britain High School in 1945. After high school he served in the army in Germany at the end of WWII. Returning home, he attended what was then known as State Teachers College (now CCSU) in his hometown, graduating in 1950. In his first teaching position, he met and married fellow teacher Dorothy Kleinhenn on April 6, 1951, a marriage that would last 64 years until her death two years ago.
Frank spent 50 years as an educator in a variety of positions including teacher, textbook author, college professor and administrator. He was the first editor of Science and Children magazine. As the director of the Alternate Route for Certification for the State of Connecticut, he helped people from many fields transition to become classroom teachers. It was program he was very proud of.
Frank was a resident of the McAuley in West Hartford the past nine years. He was President of the Residents Association and had many friends among fellow residents and staff. He was well known for his booming voice, making announcements and calling bingo without the need for a microphone. An avid photographer in his retirement, Frank’s pictures have been displayed throughout the building.
Friends and family will long remember the grand celebration held this summer in honor of Frank’s life and 90th birthday.
Frank will be deeply missed by his children: Frank W. Salamon, wife Nancy, of Southington; and Joan Israelson, husband Tom Caputi, of Granby, and the light of his life, granddaughter Sarah Israelson of Washington, DC. He is also survived by his sister, Dorothy Mitchell of Farmington, brother, Richard Salamon, wife Brenda, of Bristol, and sister-in-law Tuula Salamon of Bristol. He was predeceased by his sister Gladys. Frank loved his many nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family gatherings will not be the same without “Big Frank”.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 from 3:00-6:00pm. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Frank can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3 Landmark Square, Suite 330, Stamford, CT 06901.

Cusson, Rudolph Leander “Rudy”

Rudolph (Rudy) Leander Cusson, 95, of Canton died peacefully on Saturday, August 19, 2017.
Rudy was born August 4, 1922 in Killingly, son of the late Joseph and Rose Cusson. He spent the years of his youth in the Killingly/Moosup area. He completed Military Training in Fort Adams, RI in 1938. From 1941 to 1946 Rudy was in active service in the US Navy, serving his country during WWII. His assignments included Aircraft Maintenance Gunner and Flight Deck Director. He is a survivor of the USS Wasp CV7 Aircraft Carrier that was torpedoed in the Pacific by the Japanese, where he floated for 6 hours in difficult waters until rescued and many of his shipmates perished. He was later assigned to the USS Prince William Aircraft Carrier and the USS Thetis Bay Aircraft Carrier. His Overseas Tours include Reinforcement of Malta (1942), Guadalcanal (Capture/Defense) (1942-43), Solomon Islands (1943-45), Eastern New Guinea (1942-44), and Iwo Jima Operation (1945). Rudy was honorably discharged from the service as a 1st Class Petty Officer in August, 1947. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, The European Campaign Medal, and the WWII Victory Medal as a result of his proud service.
Soon after returning home to CT, he proposed to his first wife and love of his life, Shirley (Moran) Cusson. Together they built their home in Farmington where they brought up 2 beautiful daughters Lee Ann and Judy. During this time, Rudy developed a love of flying. He and his family enjoyed their time flying all over New England in his airplanes, camping under the wing, and fully enjoying each other’s company. After 30 years of marriage and after caring for his wife Shirley for many years, she passed away at the early age of 47. About 5 years later, Rudy met Lois Feingold, who became his wife of 27 years. He and Lois spent many happy years in Boca Raton, FL where he made wonderful friends, enjoying the 4:30 martini hours at the airport. Rudy was Manager and shareholder of Boca Raton Aviation Hangers and he flew clients for aerial views of real estate. He also loved taking his daughter Lee on trips to the islands. After Lois passed in 2006, Rudy returned to CT to live with his daughter Lee. Rudy and Lee once again became inseparable, living a joyous life together. Rudy also became active in the VFW of Avon.
Rudy was pre-deceased by his wives, Shirley (Moran) Cusson and Lois (Feingold) Cusson, by his daughter Judith (Cusson) Kowalchuk and her husband Andy, and by his brother Gerald Cusson and his sister Lorraine Tedesco. He leaves his beloved daughter Lee Ann Houston, his grandchildren Kellee M. Cote and her husband Jonny, Daniel Houston and his better half Jessica, Michael Kowalchuk, Amy Ortiz and her husband Manny, his 3 great-grandchildren, Dillon Ortiz, Jade Ortiz, and Desmond Jon Cote. He also leaves his stepson Daniel Feingold, a beloved longtime family friend Paul Campbell, many nieces, nephews, and special friends from the VFW of Avon that continued to visit with him in his final days. Last, he leaves behind his special 4 legged friend named Cooper, who he enjoyed his walks with.
The family would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to the Avon Visiting Nurse Hospice Care… Jackie, Laure, and Barbara.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, 145 Main Street, Unionville followed by burial with full military honors in St. Mary Cemetery, Huckleberry Hill Road in Avon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans of Foreign War, P.O. Box 297, Avon, CT 06001 where Rudy was actively involved and spent his later years enjoying good friends and fellowship.

McLaughlin, Dorothy Pillmeier

Dorothy Pillmeier McLaughlin, of Farmington.
“It matters not how long a star shines. What is remembered is the brightness of its light.”
Born Dorothy Pillmeier on February 2, 1929 at the Slesinski farm in Durlandville, NY, she was the daughter of the late Katherine (Wiecek) and William P. Pillmeier, Sr.
She leaves behind her six dear children, thirteen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter: Dory and husband Rick Sevigny; Shaun McLaughlin and his children Kelley, Patrick and Dory; Francis and wife Nola McLaughlin and their children Christopher and Victoria; Katrina and husband Carroll Poovey and their children Ryan and his wife Audra and their daughter Isabel, Joshua and Benjamin; Casey and wife Maura McLaughlin and their children Thomas and Michael; Erin and wife Sherry McLaughlin and their children Patrick, Michael and Matthew.
In addition, she leaves behind two former daughters-in-law, Nancy Hepp and Janet McLaughlin, her brother William Pillmeier, Jr., and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. She was predeceased by her sister Theresa Pillmeier Alders.
She grew up in Florida, NY and was one of the seventeen that graduated from the local high school S.S. Seward Institute, Class of 1946. She was one of the descendants pictured in the 1941 National Geographic with her grandparents Joseph and Mary Wiecek. She earned a childcare technician certificate at St. Mary’s Hospital in Norwalk. Prior to that she had worked in Hackensack, NJ and New York City. She moved from Norwalk to Farmington in 1961 where she lovingly raised her family. In later years she worked at Forms for Business, Sage Allen and The Hartford Insurance Group. She was an honorary member of the former St. Patrick’s Women’s Guild, a Tunxis Senior, and a Meals on Wheels driver.
A Mass to celebrate a life well lived will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 10:30am in the Church of St. Patrick, 110 Main St., Farmington. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Farmington Meals on Wheels, c/o Services for the Elderly, 321 New Britain Ave., Unionville, CT 06085.

Saccoccio, Woodrow “Woody”

Woodrow “Woody” Saccoccio, 99, of Farmington, beloved husband of the late Carolyn (Wollenberg) Saccoccio, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 12th, 2017. Born January 3rd, 1918 in Bristol, he was the son of the late Ferdinando and Giovanna Sciola Saccoccio.
Prior to retiring, he was a Machine Tool Designer for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft / United Technologies Corporation for 35 years. Woody was a noted musician in the area for many years. He taught music at the Warehouse Point Orphanage and led his own 23 piece “swing band” orchestra where he enjoyed playing the saxophone, trombone, trumpet, clarinet and piano. He had the distinction of being invited to audition for the Marine Corps Band (aka the “President’s Band”) in addition to playing with a few professional Big Band musicians including, Merritt Trott.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Holly Jen and Dr. Kim Pershall of Lubbock, TX, his son and daughter-in-law, Woodrow “Chip” and Mary W. Saccoccio of Avon and four grandchildren.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Saturday (Aug. 19) from 9:00-10:30am. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be at 10:30am followed by Graveside Funeral Services at 11:00am in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington. Contributions can be made to Riverfront Recapture, 50 Columbus Boulevard, 1st Floor, Hartford, CT 06106 or Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation, 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106.

Hayhurst, William Chart

William Chart Hayhurst Jr., 68, of Farmington died peacefully at Arden Courts on August 12, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Vanetta for 46 years.
Bill was born in Chicago on July 17, 1949 to the late Hilda (Ratzesberger) and William Hayhurst Sr. He resided in Illinois until 1972 when he accepted a position at the home office of Aetna Life & Casualty as an underwriter. He remained with Aetna for the majority of his career rising to the level of assistant vice president, then spending the last few years with Telesis Data Solutions. Bill also served as chairman of the board of directors for the Farmington Public Library for over a decade. In retirement he developed an interest in bicycling and completed three “century rides” during that time.
In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by a daughter, Katy Fressola, her husband, Bob, of West Hartford and their two children Lauren and Ben. Bill also leaves a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Sarah Hayhurst, of Cumberland Rhode Island and a sister, Sue Denninger, of Geneva, IL.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the caring, compassionate staff of Arden Courts of Farmington and the McLean Hospice team.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday August 17th from 4-7 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Boulevard, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.

Noble, June Perret

June Perret Noble, 85, of Farmington, passed away peacefully at UConn Health Center on August 9, 2017 at 10:18pm. She was predeceased by her son, Gregory Noble. In addition to her beloved dogs, Xcel and Jenny Lind, she leaves her daughter Meredith Paetz, her son-in-law William Paetz, and her daughter-in-law Andrea Noble. She is also survived by her sister, Edith O’Donnell of Windsor and three nephews, Bill, Jeff, and Mark O’Donnell. A talented musician possessed of a magnificent operatic voice, June performed on stage and sang in numerous church choirs, the New Britain Chorale, and Farmington Valley Singers for many years. She was an LPN instructor at Hartford Hospital and a humanitarian who contributed numerous hours to several charitable organizations. Leaving many wonderful friends and folks who loved her, the world will miss her dearly. Respecting June’s wishes there will be no calling hours. Her Memorial Service will be held at First Baptist Church of West Hartford located at 90 North Main Street, West Hartford on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11:00am. Interment will be at the convenience of her family at Hillside Cemetery in Torrington. June wished that any memorial contributions should be made to The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield, CT 06002.

Turner, Leigh Everett

Leigh Everett Turner, 86, of Farmington, beloved husband of Dolores (Landon) Turner, passed away Monday, August 7th, 2017. Born in Hartford, June 2nd, 1931, he was the son of the late Edward and Bessie (Crombie) Turner. Prior to retiring, Leigh was a Supervisor for SNET. He was a United States Navy veteran, having served with the Seabees and was a member of Tunxis Hose Co. #1 in Unionville.
Besides his wife of 62 years, Leigh is survived by his children, Brian Turner and his wife Jackie of Burlington, Patti Standish and her husband James of West Hartford, Leigh Turner and his wife Sherri of Canton and Lisa Topper and her husband Steve of Barre, MA, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Sunday (Aug. 13) from 4:00-6:00pm followed by a Prayer Service in the funeral home at 6:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hartford Healthcare at home/hospice, 1290 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 4B, Wethersfield, CT 06109.

Schienman, Shirley Fergason

Shirley Fergason Schienman, 86, of Avon, died peacefully on August 7, 2017. She was a beautiful woman inside and out, full of grace, and always thinking of others. She was very creative, a stained glass artist, and a wonderful cook. She loved to play Bridge with her son and friends, go to the movies, and out for sushi lunch.
She is predeceased by her husband Edmund, and was able to say goodbye to her family: children, Karen Suponski, Susan Galvin, Wendy Miller, John Schienman, and their spouses; grandchildren and spouses, Sarah, Shane, Ian, Katie, Garrett, Jonah, Emily, and Brianna; great-grandchildren, Elias, Ava, Sofia, Elliot, Boden, Mava, Joseph, and Gabriel.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Saturday, August 12th from 9:00-11:00am followed by Funeral Services in the funeral home at 11:00am. Guests are encouraged to wear bright colors in celebration of the brightness of Shirley’s life.

McCahill, Mae B.

Mae B. McCahill, 89, of Farmington, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, August 6th surrounded by her family. Born in Hartford, May 6th, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Anne (Cuddigan) Benton. Prior to retiring, Mae was a teacher in the Hartford Public School System and was a communicant at the Church of St. Patrick in Farmington.
Mae is survived by her son, James A. McCahill of Farmington, her three grandchildren, Jason M. McCahill and his wife Cindy of Southbury, Melissa J. McCahill of Farmington and Danielle McCahill of East Hartford and her four great-grandchildren, Jasmine S. McCahill, Celia M. Myers, Quinn R. McCahill and Marguerite G. McCahill.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Wednesday (Aug. 9) from 5:00-7:00pm and again on Thursday (Aug. 10) from 8:30-9:30am. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Thursday at 9:30am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Patrick, 110 Main St., Farmington at 10:00am. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Program at the Farmington Valley VNA, 8 Old Mill Lane, Simsbury, CT 06070.

Anderson, Blair D.

Blair D. Anderson, 51, of Torrington, passed away on July 29th. He is survived by his beloved daughter Justus and her mother Rachel. Parents: Jeana & Wayne Fiske & Max Anderson. A brother Bradley Fiske and his sister Laurel (Kevin) Murphy. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 5, at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main Street, Rt. 4, Unionville. Visitation starts at 1pm, with a service at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Justus Anderson’s college fund, P.O. Box 647, New Hartford, CT, 06057.

Rossetti, Anne

Anne Rossetti passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 31. She is survived by her five children: Christopher; Valerie; Anne Elizabeth; Jane; Christina; and brother Joseph Hajducky, as well as her seven adored and amazing grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Valentino, and her brother, Andrew, and sisters, Mae and Frances.

Anne was born in 1927 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, graduated from Ryder College in Trenton, and earned a Master’s degree in counseling from Fairfield University. She was a member and later Director of the Department of Guidance at Notre Dame High School in Fairfield, where she helped and counseled innumerable students and their families. She was a lifelong devout Roman Catholic and resident of Seabury Retirement Community in Bloomfield.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church at 10:00 am Friday, August 4th at 265 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06103.

There are no calling hours.  Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Stratford, following a reception. Gifts in her memory may be made to the Valentino Rossetti Scholarship Fund at Notre Dame High School; 220 Jefferson St., Fairfield, CT, 06825; Attn: Teresa; Memo: Valentino Rossetti Scholarship.