Nancy Ann Fenton

March 18, 1951November 12, 2020

Nancy Ann (Kowalasky) Fenton, 69, of East Hartford passed away on November 12, 2020 with her loving husband by her side. Born in Detroit, MI, to Edward and Lydia (Muzykiewz) Kowalasky, she moved to East Hartford in 1954 and graduated from Penny High School in 1969. After high school, Nancy worked at Amica Insurance for several years and the Glastonbury Citizen newspaper for 25 years where she made many lifelong connections and friends. In addition to her husband Tom of 49 years, Nancy is survived by and will be dearly missed by: her sons Brian Fenton and his wife Susan, of Marlborough, CT, and Kevin Fenton and his wife Meredith, of East Hampton; her grandchildren: Lauren, Sean, Thomas, and Andrew; her brother, Ed Kowalasky Jr., and his wife Carmen, of East Hartford, CT; and other loving family throughout Connecticut. The Fenton family would like to extend their thanks and deep gratitude to the management and staff of the Hebrew Center for Health and Rehabilitation for their thoughtful and considerate care. All funeral services will be private. Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave, East Hartford is entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Nancy’s name to the CT Frontal Temporal Dementia Foundation at For an online memorial, please visit



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John Fenton

November 24, 2020

I'll never forget dancing with you on my wedding day for the groom, mother of the groom dance. My mother was recovering from a broken hip, so I could only "sway" with her for a few seconds. Next I danced with Ellen, and then Ann Rita. You and I finished the dance and it was quite a memory. It just seemed so right. It may sound odd, but I miss our Tuesday get togethers at HH.
The stars of Heaven, just go a whole lot brighter.


Steven Leniart

November 23, 2020

My condolences to Tom and his family.

I will keep you all in my prayers.

Steve Leniart
"Magnolia Street"

Mary Ann Sprankle

November 22, 2020

To Tom, Brian, Kevin and family, my memory of Nancy will always be her enormous love and devotion to her family. It was a pleasure to share the part of our lives with our children growing up. I offer Terry's & my heartfelt condolences on her loss and pray that her memory will continue to be a blessing.

Karen Miller

November 22, 2020

I worked with Nancy for a number of years at The Glastonbury Citizen. She was a lovely, capable, sweet lady. She loved her family and was devoted to them. I’m so sorry to hear that she had been unwell, and has passed. My condolences to her family and friends.

Margaret Engel

November 17, 2020

Nancy, my friend, "sister". It has been 64 years we have known each other. As little girls, we shared sleep overs, baths, laughing under the covers. You were always there for me. I will not ever forget your quick wit and sweet smile. I think the path we made back and forth in the park between our houses is still there on Salem Road. You are missed by anyone who was graced by your presence and beautiful smile. Rest in peace sweet girl. Till we meet again. Love, Marg

Amy Kowalasky

November 15, 2020

Cia-Cia, I miss you terribly - there are no words to describe your loss. Thank you for everything you did for me over the years - you have left me with some of the best childhood memories! When you used to tell me you were "dusting your stove" because you hated to cook haha, or the time you snuck behind my back at the aquarium to buy me a blue whale glass figurine I wanted (and still have!), and all the amazing years of memories going camping together - and how Kevin and I would get in trouble together and you would scream KEVIN EDWARD!!.. and I knew I was next with Carmen - haha. Every Christmas Eve when I would go in your front room to grab a handful of nuts you would say, "I already ate all the cashews! Those are my favorite!" And we would laugh because you'd leave me with all the peanuts haha! The pain of losing you is only softened by the memories you've left behind. I am grateful for having you for 41 years.


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