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Laura M (Whitty) Connelly

June 14, 1928 ~ April 15, 2018 (age 89)

Laura  Mary  Connelly  (née  Whitty)  died  peacefully  in  her  home  with  family  by  her  side  on  April  15,  2018  in   Glastonbury,  CT  after  a  lengthy  battle  with  Parkinson’s  disease.  She  was  born  in  Hartford  on  June  14,   1928,  the  daughter  of  the  late  John  Whitty  and  Alice  (Wall)  Whitty.  She  was  89  years  old.  A  resident  of  East  Hampton,  CT  for  50  years,  Laura  had  a  lifelong  career  in  banking.  She  worked  at  various   Connecticut  Bank  and  Trust  offices  and  at  Citizens  Bank  in  Hebron.  She  retired  in  1993  and  spent  her  time   with  family  and  friends,  traveling  as  often  as  possible.  Laura  will  be  forever  remembered  for  her  wit  and   humor,  as  well  as  for  her  kind  and  compassionate  heart.  

Laura  is  survived  by  her  three  loved  and  treasured  children  who  brought  so  much  joy  to  her  life,  her  son   James  Connelly  of  West  Hartford,  CT;  her  daughter  and  son-­‐in-­‐law,  Alison  and  Guy  Smith  of  Minneapolis,   MN;  and  her  daughter  and  her  partner,  Nancy  Connelly  and  Laura  Livingston  of  Santa  Cruz,  CA;  three   precious  grandchildren,  Molly  and  Dillon  Smith  and  Liam  Connelly;  two  brothers,  Tom  Whitty  and  his  wife   Lucille  of  Skaneateles,  NY  and  Bob  Whitty  and  his  wife  Claire  of  West  Yarmouth,  MA;  a  sister-­‐in-­‐law,  Diane   Whitty  of  New  York  City;  and  many  dear  and  special  nieces  and  nephews,  all  of  whom  enriched  her  life   tremendously.  In  addition  to  family,  Laura  leaves  many  great  friends  who  brought  much  joy  and  laughter   to  her  life,  as  she  did  to  theirs.  In  2007,  she  was  predeceased  by  her  brother,  Jack  Whitty.  The  family  extends  immense  gratitude  to  the  hospice  caregivers  who,  for  nearly  two  years  carried  her   with  comfort,  compassion,  love,  and  friendship.  A  Funeral  Mass  is  scheduled  for  Saturday,  May  12  at  11:00  a.m.  at  St.  Patrick  Church  in  East  Hampton   with  a  reception  to  immediately  follow.  All  are  welcome.  In  lieu  of  flowers,  please  donate  to  Masonicare   Partners  Home  Health  &  Hospice.  Condolences  may  be  sent  to  1233  Laurel  Street,  Santa  Cruz,  CA  95060.  To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.

  

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