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Swan Funeral Home

1224 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT

OBITUARIO

Connie M. Gaffney

2 octubre , 19291 agosto , 2020

Connie (Dolly) Milardo Gaffney, of Westbrook, CT, wife of the late Vincent C. (Bud) Gaffney, passed away peacefully on Saturday August 1st after a brief battle with brain cancer. She was 90. Connie was born on October 2, 1929 in Middletown, CT to the late Salvatore and Sebastiana (Airo) Milardo.

Connie was predeceased by her daughter Sharon M. Gaffney. She is survived by her beloved children: Susan F. Gaffney of Westbrook, Richard S. Gaffney and daughter-in-law Joan of Southbury, CT. She leaves her loving grandchildren Heidi Grodzki Basso (Lawrence), Heather Neinast Codner (Colin), Trista Neinast Griffith (Charlie), Megan Gaffney, Kelly Gaffney and Scott Gaffney; great grandchildren Hailey Hummel, Georgia Basso, Grayson Basso, Zachary Codner and Cameron Codner. Connie was predeceased by all her siblings: Carmelo Milardo, Frances Milardo Formica and Theodore Milardo. Connie is also survived by her son-in-law Richard Neinast, two sister-in-laws Marie Milardo and Josie Milardo and many nieces and nephews who lovingly knew her as Aunt Dolly.

Connie & Bud moved to Westbrook in 1966. Over the years, Connie held many jobs including working for the local bank. Eventually, she found her home away from home at the YMCA. Aside from welcoming members with her infectious smile, she was known for constantly decorating the entrance windows with seasonal and historical displays. Connie loved everything about the Y. And, the Y so loved her. In 2019, Connie was recognized as the Employee of the Year – an honor she cherished.

Most important to Connie were her family and her friends. She was blessed with many friends including the special Spirit of 76 group! Connie was an exceptional cook, inspired by her Sicilian heritage. She also had a passion for arts and crafts. She loved decorating her home for all the seasons and holidays. She was incredibly talented and found great joy teaching classes and selling her artistic creations at craft fairs all over the shoreline.

Finally, her family would like to express sincere gratitude to all the nurses, doctors and staff at Connecticut Hospice, Yale New Haven Hospital and Middlesex Memorial Hospital who took great care of Connie during her last few weeks.

There will be a Mass of Christian burial celebrated at St. Sebastian Church in Middletown on Friday August 7th at 1:00pm. Burial will be in the family plot in St. Sebastian Cemetery in Middlefield. Friends may call at Swan Funeral Home in Old Saybrook, CT on Thursday August 6th from 4:00pm – 8:00pm.

Please consider donating to the Valley Shore YMCA of Westbrook in Connie’s memory:

Valley Shore YMCA Attn: Executive Director 201 Spencer Plains Road Westbrook, CT 06498

Servicios

  • Visitation

    jueves, 6 agosto , 2020

  • Memorial Mass

    viernes, 7 agosto , 2020

  • Burial

    viernes, 7 agosto , 2020

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Stephanie Ames

5 agosto , 2020

I am sad to see that Connie has passed. We worked at First Federal Savings and Loan Association in Westbrook during the period when it seemed that banks were constantly changing names and joked that we could be wealthy if we were only owners of a sign business.

She was a lovely, talented woman and I extend my condolences to her family at this saddest of times.

Stephanie


EDWARD & ANNETTE PIERPONT SR,

4 agosto , 2020

CONNIE YOU ARE A BEST FRIEND AND WILL BE DEARLY MISSED.
ANNETTE AND I ENJOYED SEEING YOURSELF AND SUSAN,
WE WILL HAVE MANY FOND MEMORY'S OF YOU.
GOD WILL OPEN HIS ARMS TO YOU AND ACCEPT BODY AND SOUL.

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