Nettie Sarsfield

May 9, 1921November 21, 2018

Groton- Nettie Sarsfield 5/09/21 - 11/21/18

On November 21, 2018, Nettie Sarsfield joined the Lord in eternal peace.

Born May 9, 1921 in Groton, CT to the late Lorita and Vincenzo Faluotico, Antoinette, nee Faluotico, Sarsfield was a lifelong resident of Groton, CT. One of six children, she attended Colonel Ledyard School and Fitch High School.

She was employed by Max Pollack & Company thread mill in Groton, American Optical in Norwich, and Groton Public Schools hot lunch program.

A lifetime parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Groton, Nettie was a member of the choir, Rosary Society, and regularly volunteered her time for church and school activities.

She married the late William Edward Sarsfield Sept. 3, 1955 and together raised their three children in Groton. Bill and Nettie enjoyed traveling, camping, gardening and simply spending time with their family and friends. In retirement, as a members of the Groton Senior Center, they volunteered at local Red Cross blood drives and as true New Englanders, they cheered for the Boston Red Sox.

Nettie loved cooking and sewing and always delighted to host guests at her kitchen table to enjoy a “pick me up” coffee and biscotti. Everyone was welcome at Nettie’s kitchen table where she frequently reminisced about her upbringing in Groton and her Italian heritage. Her love for gardening and pruning her grape arbor was never a chore, but a labor of love. Many friends and family had the good fortune of indulging in Nettie’s homemade pasta sauce and grape juice harvested from her own back yard. She lived at the same warm, inviting home she was raised in since the age of 5.

Not known to many, Nettie had the unique experience of partaking in a brief sea trial on the USS Nautilus submerging into Long Island Sound.

As a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Neighbor and Friend, she was a great listener and shared her genuine wisdom and positivity with everyone she encountered.

Nettie is survived by daughters Mary Sarsfield and Catherine Rawdin; son Mark Sarsfield & wife Jean ;grandson Spencer Rawdin; sisters Adriena Maynard and Rose Ott and numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased her loving husband, Bill; her brother Edward Faluotico & sisters Folly Wolter and Eleanor Paradis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10am, Monday, November 26, 2018, at Sacred Heart Church, 56 Sacred Heart Drive, Groton followed by interment at Colonel Ledyard Cemetery. Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Please visit for tributes and directions. The family requests that memorial contributions may be made in Nettie’s memory to Sacred Heart Church in Groton.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, November 26, 2018

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Dave Berry

November 26, 2018

Thinking of you all as you go through this difficult time. What a wonderful life your mother had and what a legacy she left behind. I am hoping that all of you will fine the peace that passes all understanding, and that you will hold the great times shared near and dear to your heart.

Dave Berry
Brooksville, Florida

Victoria Norton

November 25, 2018

I’m sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to you and your family. The world was a better place because of Nettie.
Love to you all,

Peter Pellegrino

November 25, 2018

Mary and Mark. I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. While I never met your mom, I have been very lucky to have come in contact with both you in doing different phases of my life. Mark from school and Mary from my career. She raised both of you to be kind, wonderful adults and nothing is better testament to a parent than that. Your mom was very lucky to have loving children who looked after her throughout her life. I am sending your warm thoughts.

T Montanari

November 25, 2018

Mary... I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing she lived a wonderful life filled with love. Sending loving prayers to you and your family ❤️