Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home

318 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT


Gladys M. Veillette

June 9, 1922September 4, 2019

Gladys M. (Bouchard) Veillette, passed away peacefully on Sept 4, 2019 in her 98th year at her home of the last 15 years, Avery Heights Living Facility in Hartford CT. Gladys was born in St. Agatha, ME as the second youngest of 12 surviving children and last surviving child of Alphonse and Agnes Bouchard. After testing the waters by becoming a Noviate of the Daughters of Wisdom, she emigrated through Waterville, ME to East Hartford, CT in 1941 where she worked in the WWII defense industry. During this time she met her husband Phillip Emile and they married in 1944. As active members of the Knights of Columbus, Gladys and Phillip Emile started the Kacy Squares square dance club in East Hartford and were avid dancers for many years. Post retirement, they enjoyed some world travel with trips to Japan and Portugal as well as family visits to Northern Maine. Gladys is predeceased by her late husband, Phillip Emile and sons David and Randy. She is survived by son Ronald and his wife Sandra of Richmond, MA; daughter Nancy Jevitts, and her husband Michael of West Hartford, CT; daughter-in-law Laura of Leominster, MA; grand children Elizabeth, William, John, Joshua and his wife Cassie, and Krystal and her husband Derek Thurston; and four great-grandchildren. Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. Calling hours will be held Friday September 6th at 6:00 pm, at Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT. A mass will be held on Saturday September 7th at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Cemetery, 930 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, CT, burial to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, 930 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, CT. If desired, donations can be made in her name to St. Mary's Church in East Hartford, CT. For an online memorial, please visit www.CallahanFuneral.com.


  • Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 7, 2019


Gladys M. Veillette

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Huguette Coniam

September 7, 2019

We are very sadden to hear about Grandma's V's passing.
Sending our deepest sympathy to all of you.
What a wonderful woman your Mom was, she had such a big heart and great stories to tell. She really knew how to give encouragement when times where tough, and never judged. Grandma V made a big difference in our lives. Never has been or ever will be forgotten!

Huguette, Rick, Jared and Olivia