Swan Funeral Home


Laura Pavelka

3 July, 195222 December, 2020

Laura Pavelka, 68, of Middletown passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Laura was born on July 3, 1952 in New York to William McWilliam and Dolores Hall.

Laura’s mother Dolores married Donald Hall and moved their family to Madison, Connecticut where Laura and her sister Wendy completed school. Laura met the love of her life, Kenneth Pavelka, and was married on September 22, 1984. They happily raised their sons and daughters in Westbrook, Connecticut, and later in Madison, Connecticut. Laura’s favorite days were watching her sons play sports where she would yell from the stands, the days where she would have coffee around the table laughing with her daughters and her sister, the holidays where everyone would come together and laugh, and finally the days where she played with her grandsons and granddaughters. Laura believed that love for her family was unconditional love and always strived to give everything she had to give.

Laura is predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Pavelka. She is survived by her sons, Donald and David Pavelka; daughters, Jennifer Schad and Juliana Pavelka; grandchildren, Trevor and Cody Schad, Kaylee and Alaina Habib; sister Wendy Hall; as well as extended family and friends.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.


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Beatrice Codianni

30 December 2020

I met Laura and Ken decades ago. They were lovely people. We lost touch over the years but I was so happy when Laura and I connected on Facebook. We planned to meet up again but, sadly that never happened. I will always remember her as a beautiful, smiling women who loved her husband, children and friends. Rest in Peace, Laura.