September 4, 1946 – January 8, 2020
Esther (Szymkiewicz) Gasper, 73, of East Hartford, beloved wife of the late Francis Gasper, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Born in Fall River, MA on September 4, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Frances (Zubkowska) Szymkiewicz. She worked for more than 20 years for the Travelers Insurance Company in Hartford and made many friends there. A resident of East Hartford since early childhood, Esther took great joy from visiting with her family and friends. Predeceased by her beloved husband Francis in 1989, her broken heart never fully recovered from his passing. She is survived by her loving children, Anthony and wife Linda of East Hampton and Tina and fiancé Raymond of East Hartford and by her siblings, Irene, Walter and Helen. She was especially fond of spending time with her sister, Barbara, who predeceased her. She also greatly enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews and their children, attending their sporting events and activities.
Funeral service will be Saturday (January 11) at 10 a.m. at the D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, East Hartford. Family and friends may call on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in Esther’s memory may be made to the CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111. To share a memory of Esther with her family, please visit www.desopoeh.com.
- Public Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
- Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020
- Burial Saturday, January 11, 2020
Elizabeth (Betty) Landino
January 12, 2020
I hadn't seen Esther in years but wish to add my condolences to her son Tony and daughter Tina. Her pain is gone and she is happy with the Lord.
Betty (Serafini) Landino
January 8, 2020
I am happy to say she was a good friend and so was Barbie. We shard so many good times and many laughs. I will never forget those 2 sisters. Rest in gentle peace my friend- my condolences to the family. Susan Sokolowski from The Travelers
Irene, junior and helen Richardson
January 8, 2020
My sister Esther was the sweetest and most innocent person we knew . RIP my dear sister Esther say hello to Barb and hug her for all of us. We are broken hearted that we didnt get to say goodbye god took you so quickly. I know you are looking down upon all of us and saying not to worry you are home with Jesus now, your loving husband Frank and our sister Barbara. Till we meet again your loving sisters Irene, Helen and your brother JR.