Chauvy, Dolores P.

Dolores P. Chauvy, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Avon Health Care on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Dolores was born and raised in Unionville, daughter of the late James A. and Alice Perrotti of Unionville.
Dolores graduated from Farmington High School, Class of 1954, as class secretary. After graduation she remained very active as the class secretary for the reunion committee. She went on to Hartford Hospital School of Nursing where she obtained her L.P.N license. She enjoyed summers at Black Point surrounded by family and friends, and numerous trips to Foxwoods accompanied by her late sister and partner in crime, Marie. She was a very dedicated and hard working person, who retired from Plainville Health Care after 35 years in 2003.
She is survived by her daughters Laura Vibert (Timothy) of Unionville, and Jennifer Holland (Daniel) of New Hartford. Dolores will be missed by her grandchildren Michael Vibert (Amanda) of Unionville, Patrick Vibert of Plainville, Jennifer Vincent (Kory) of Canton, Allyson Holland of Baltimore, MD, and Amanda Holland, of Keene, NH, and a great granddaughter Grace Vincent of Canton. She also leaves a brother in law Richard Anderson of Avon and nephews Eric Anderson of Avon and David Anderson (Kathleen) of Avon and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by Paul Chauvy, her sister Gloria Perrotti, her sister Marie P. Anderson, and her brother James Perrotti, Jr. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the Staff at Avon Health Care Center for their care and compassion, also thank you to the Farmington Valley VNA -Hospice caregivers.
Friends and Family may pay their respects on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville from 11am to 12pm, followed by a Memorial Service in the funeral home at 12pm.

Calling Hours

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 11:00am - 12:00pm

Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 12:00pm in The Ahern Funeral Home


Memorial Contribution

23 Responses to 'Chauvy, Dolores P.'

  1. Bill Calder says:

    Jennifer and Laura,
    What can I say, but your mom was like a mother to me since I moved in next door at the condo. She was a no non-sense bundle of laughs. I enjoyed visiting with her always. In the later years I enjoyed hearing about Niffer and Laura planting flowers in her garden. She would say “Ground Force” came over and transformed my garden again. She took great joy in the beautiful flowers. Years later she would describe the escapades of all the grandchildren as they grew up, went thru school, off to college and started working. She was so proud of you all.
    May the many great memories of “Our Min” sustain us all.


    I went to school with Delores at Union School and the high school. She was a great gal. She was our class secretary continuing that job thru the years to keep track of all our classmates and spread any news of them. She also helped arrange our class reunions. She certainly will be missed.

  3. Dan Huppe says:

    I will forever have fond memories of tea and snacks at Pancho’s kitchen. Always a hug and guidance from someone who really cared about us youngsters in the fire department. One of the kindest, caring and most sincere people I have ever met. My thoughts are with Jennifer, Laura and the entire family.

  4. Joy Cipollo says:

    While i did not know Delores, my heart goes out to your family during this time of sorrow.

    Joy Cipollo

  5. Dennis Colgan says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Delores’ passing. She was truly a great woman and I’m glad I had the opportunity to know her through my framing business. She was one of the finest people I’ve ever met. You have my condolences and God Bless.

  6. Chick Pritchard says:

    Laura and Tim and your wonderful family….On behalf of Donna and myself, please accept our deepest sympathies at your loss. Your mom is in our prayers, as are you. These are the moments when we all realize how precious life is..and memories.

  7. Michael Johnson says:

    Our deepest condolences from Elizabeth Johnson and Michael Johnson (Black Rock Service)

  8. Ingrid Persson says:


    Dolores and I met in the Spring of 2003 when we were both washing our dining room windows in the rain. How often to you see people washing their windows in the rain?

    Through time we spent many Friday evenings together for dinner. I always treated her to dinner on her birthday and she always cooked dinner for me on my birthday. I was especially fond of her shrimp scampi which also included sautéed grape tomatoes. This was so yummy. And during the summer months when lobster was on sale, we always got it – and Dolores cooked it. I would pick them up and drive them home and immediately bring them to Dolores as I didn’t want to touch them as they were living. I finally got over that last year and cooked my first lobster with Dolores’s guidance of course. And we always celebrated New Year’s Eve with lobster which also celebrated my son’s birthday and her grandchildren’s birthdays – Patrick and Jennifer.

    She helped me plan the menus for all my choir picnics and Christmas parties and always prepared at least one of the dishes except for the one year when she was in the hospital. She always made stuffed mushrooms for my Christmas party and all my choir members loved them and would wave across to her in her dining room to thank her and she, of course, would wave back. And she was always involved in discussing any dinner party I was planning – so, in effect, we did it together. This continued through the early part of this year.

    Just to add a note here, Dolores couldn’t spend time at my house because the dander from my kitty affected her so this was why everything was done at her house. However, she would come over briefly to see any improvements I had made to my unit.

    For the years I traveled to visit my son in Pennsylvania, she would drive me to the train station and pick me up. Dolores was never a morning person but she would get me to Berlin for my 6:30 a.m. train and pick me up when I returned 10 p.m. Saturday night so I could be at church the next morning. When she was no longer driving her car I decided to fly to PA because the train ride was so long (11 hours). She was also my contact for health issues – just in case anything happened and my family needed to be contacted.

    I remember when we both got on the Northampton Board of Directors. She was president for many years and I was her secretary. We held the meetings at her house – and yes, she always baked snacks for us and had beverages. We accomplished much during her tenure – and it was great because we never went up on the condo fees. Her main objective was to always maintain and keep our property value high. And while doing this we sent Newletters to the unit owners to keep them abreast of what the board was doing to maintain their property. Some fun parts were when the condo association wasn’t updating or maintaining the area outside our kitchen doors it was decided that the unit owners could take care of their own areas. Dolores and I pulled out the shrubs in back of our units and decided from there what we would do with our own area. And we helped each other do this – which was quite interesting. Some came out easy while others gave us a little trouble – so there was a lot of laugher doing this. Dolores planted some perennials but always added annuals. Her daughters, Laurie and Niffer, spent much time there planting the annuals and mulch each year with Dolores providing lunch. Dolores was a great cook – so they were definitely benefiting from these annual tasks.

    Dolores and I complemented each other because we each had our own talents – if she needed typing done – I did it. I remember helping her with preparations for her 60th class reunion. She was secretary and treasurer of her class – Farmington High School, Class of 1954. Each time one of the members of the class passed, memorial donations were made on behalf of the deceased class member. Dolores would send a letter to accompany the donation and also a letter to a member of the family to let them know of this donation. This is where I came in – I would type the letters for Dolores. She was also a member of the reunion committee – they had many luncheons at her home. I remember when she told me that she wanted to put a book together for her granddaughter – I was able to do the typing for the book – Early Writings of Allyson Holland. Dolores was very proud of that book.

    Dolores was an amazing friend who taught me that friends can fight and never need to apologize. And we had many fights – but that never interfered with our friendship. And she was a great advisor as we spoke of many things in our time together. She was wonderful in guiding with medical issues and was very wise whenever there were discussions seeking guidance – or just in talking things out.

    There are no words that can epitomize the special gifts that Dolores had and all the accomplishments she achieved during her lifetime here on earth.

    She will be sorely missed by all that knew her. But we all know that she is now in a very special place with her family waiting for us to join her someday.

    I have been truly blessed to have Dolores as a special friend in my journey through life.

  9. Carolyn Iris says:

    RIP Cousin Delores I have many happy memories of you

  10. Albert Leiper says:

    Dolores and I were were classmates through grammer school, junior high and high school. We graduated together in the class of 1954. This fall we will observe our 65th reunion. It won’t be the same without Dolores. If the class of 54 had a face it would that of Mighty Mouse.

    Al Leiper

  11. Christine Welcome says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Jennifer, Laura and your families. I didn’t know Dolores, but knowing what wonderful people you are is a testament to how special she was. My prayers are with you.
    Christine Welcome

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