Irene Z. Pardo

6 December, 192925 October, 2020

Irene (Zesut) Pardo, 90, of East Hartford, loving wife of 42 years of the late William J. Pardo Sr., peacefully passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020. Born at home in Glastonbury on December 6, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Rurak) Zesut. Irene was raised in Glastonbury, attending Glastonbury schools and was a graduate of Glastonbury High School. She began working as a child on the tobacco fields of Glastonbury. After high school she worked at Connecticut Bank and Trust as an Account Manager. After her retirement she worked part time at GCR Firestone. Irene made lifelong friends wherever she worked. A devout catholic, Irene was a faithful communicant of Our Lady of Peace Church, East Hartford. Irene was a gentle, kind hearted and well respected person who enjoyed life itself and her family. She loved cooking Polish food for her “three sons”, watching her sons and grandkids sporting events, crocheting blankets (a craft she learned from her mother), vacationing at Cape Cod which included collecting sea glass with her grandchildren, playing cards, Polish dances and most of all telling stories of her childhood, of which she wrote several articles about. Most of all, Irene cherished her time reminiscing with her family and friends about subjects such as the ’38 Flood, the Hartford Circus Fire and her family history. Irene will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by her three sons, William J. Pardo Jr. with his partner Kathy Smyth, of Stuart, FL, Michael F. Pardo, David B. Pardo with his wife Maura, all in East Hartford; four adored grandchildren, David Jr., Sarah, Alyssa and Scott. In addition to her husband and parents, Irene was predeceased by a grandson Jeffrey and her brother Edward Zesut. Funeral service will be Monday, November 2, 2020 with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 am at Our Lady of Peace Church of St. Edmond Campion Parish, 370 May Road, East Hartford. Inurnment will follow at Green Cemetery, Hubbard Road, Glastonbury. There are no calling hours. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church on Monday morning and please wear a face covering and adhere to all the regulations during this health crisis. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Irene’s name are requested by her family to be made to the Historical Society of Glastonbury, 1944 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033. The Glastonbury Funeral Home, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford has been entrusted with the care of the arrangements. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit Goodnight Irene !


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Darlene Hyldburg

2 November 2020

Billy and family ~ May your memories bring you peace and comfort. Thinking of you.

Darlene Hyldburg

Kenneth Kubachka

2 November 2020

Billy, sorry to hear of your mom‘s passing. She must’ve been a sweetheart. Or thoughts are with you in this tough time.

james chester

31 October 2020

My cousin Irene 91/2 years older than me. I remember as a little girl my big sister "Irene" had painted my fingernails with nail polish, I was thrilled. Another time we were at Uncle Frank & Aunt Anna's
house and Irene was all dressed up with great looking high red high heel shoes. I asked Aunt Anna why Irene was all dressed up and Aunt Anna whispered "Irene was going on a date." Being young I associated red high heels with dating. (Irene loved the color red).Later on in life after we both married and raised our families we would meet, go to lunch and have long talks. Irene being older than me knew a lot of things that I didn't know. I'm so glad I have my memories of Irene "Rest in Peace Irene" and sympathy to Bill, Mike & David & families. ----Frank & Judith (Kayross) Chester

Rick Beaulieu

29 October 2020

Sorry for your loss.....

Rick & Donna

Brenda Zesut

28 October 2020

We are sadden by the loss of Aunt Irene , may she Rest In Peace . We have many wonderful memories of Aunt Irene that we will hold dear to us . Our thoughts an prays are with the family. All our Love , Edward, Brenda , Branden an Bridget ❤️

Donald Perrotta

27 October 2020

I will always remember Mrs. P and how kind she was to my mother over the years. I’m happy that they shared some good times at the beach ! RIP and God bless ! Donald Perrotta

Anne Fusco

27 October 2020

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. I shared many walks on the beach in Truro with your Mom and she talked about her family and she had the best laugh! I will always cherish the times we all shared with your Mom at the Cape . She was a wonderful lady. I loved her very much.

Lisa Zesut

27 October 2020

I am so very sorry to hear of your moms passing.
She was a wonderful woman and I feel blessed to have known her.
My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all♥️


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