Stephen W Vibberts

January 4, 1950April 29, 2020

Stephen Wayne Vibberts, 70 of East Hartford, CT passed away on the afternoon of Tuesday April 28, 2020, to the COVID-19 Virus. He was predeceased by his parents Russell and Rachel Rozier Vibberts of East Hartford. Stephen was born January 4, 1950 in Hartford, CT. He is survived by his two brothers, Russell and Robert Vibberts, and his sister, Judith Mullen. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews; Scott Vibberts, Christine Hillebrecht, Eric Vibberts, Matthew Vibberts, Jesse Vibberts, Joshua Hillebrecht, Abigail Hillebrecht, Andrew Vibberts, Faith Vibberts, and Samantha Vibberts. Sadly he leaves behind a large family of relatives here in Connecticut, Georgia, and Texas. Stephen was a graduate of George J. Penny High School in East Hartford and was President of his Class for 4 years. He was also Captain of his football team. He went on to play College Football at Southern Connecticut State University where he excelled. He later transferred to the University of Connecticut to finish his education and graduated Cum Laude. Stephen was employed as an Insurance Agent with The John Hancock Mutual Insurance Company for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing. Stephen had a tremendous love for his family and friends. Stephen’s huge heart and affable personality could make anyone smile. Stephen’s family and friends will forever miss him and cherish the memories they shared. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the ALS Foundation in memory of his mother, Rachel, at Services will be private and scheduled at the convenience of the family. To view Stephen's tribute or leave an online condolence please visit


Stephen W Vibberts

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susan hyland

July 28, 2020

the names in the obituary that were omitted:

Eileen Vibberts - sister-in-law, Stafford Springs
Janet Hand Vibberts - sister-in-law, North Haven
James Mullen - brother-in-law, Manchester

Scott Vibberts

July 14, 2020

Uncle Steve,

You were my mentor growing up! I wanted to play football like you.
I promised you I would make it one day to UConn and I did. We shared that success.
You were always there for me in every way, an Uncle, a mentor, a role model and friend. You always gave unselfishly!! We shared so many special happy times, fishing, hunting and family events. Your illness took part of your mind but could never touch your heart! One of the last things you said to me, "Scott, I love you more than I love myself!" That was just you Uncle Steve.
I'm relieved that you are no longer suffering from an illness that no one should have to endure. Your free and at peace now! Please give Gram and Gramps a big hung and kiss for me.
I love you and will miss you until we met again.

Your Nephew Scott

Susan Vibberts-haswell

June 20, 2020

Oh Stevie I just found out you passed today may you Rest In Peace my gentle cousin ! Give Aunt Rach and Uncle Russ a hug for me you will be missed by many . Please keep a spot saved for me in Heaven and give mom a kiss for me , fondly your cousin Sue

Ted McGrath

May 16, 2020

I first met Steve in 1978 as a member of the Hockanum softball team. Softball wasn’t his best sport but being a team member, that was his forte. I came to know and love Steve over the years and really enjoyed his company. Unfortunately, I didn’t see him much and the last few years I haven’t seen him at all. But this obituary hit me hard. He was a tough guy on the outside and a softy on the inside. So sorry he has passed but everyone that knew him knows he was one of the best.

Ted McGrath

Randall Russell

May 4, 2020

I'll always remember the smiles and laughter we shared while hunting, golfing, or solving the world's problems. Even though Steve could project a tough exterior, we all knew that he inside he had a heart of gold. He was a loving, caring, man. His loyalty knew no bounds and in Steve you had a friend for life. I already miss him.

Joseph Wall

May 1, 2020

It is with fond memories of the times we shared in High School and on the grid-iron, and in the years that followed hunting, fishing and golfing that will be lasting. You were truly a Super Friend. You could always be counted on to be there when needed. The past few years have been difficult for you with medical turmoil that impacted your quality of life. I wish you lasting peace for eternity, and look forward to one day again uniting.
Your Friend / Joe Wall