Needham, Olive

Olive V. “Polly” Needham, 83, of Farmington, widow of Ernest N. Needham, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 21st. Born in Hartford, July 21st, 1926, daughter of the late Adam A. and Dolores (Bulley) Vaine. Prior to retiring, she was the Cafeteria Manager at Bloomfield Junior High School. Polly was a longtime communicant at the Church of St. Patrick in Collinsville and more recently the Church of St. Patrick in Farmington. She is survived by her four children, Rollin H. Needham of Bristol, Carol N. Cassidy of Torrington, John A. Needham of Torrington, and Paul A. Needham of Torrington, her sister Lorraine Douglass of Farmington, ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister Genevieve Knowles and her brother Archie Vaine. Friends may call at the Church of St. Patrick, 110 Main St., Farmington on Wednesday (Feb. 24) from 9:30-11:00am. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated in the Church of St. Patrick at 11:00am followed by burial in the family plot at Mt. View Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The House of Bread, 1453 Main St., Hartford, CT 06120. Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc.

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