Labenski Funeral Home

107 Boswell Avenue, Norwich, CT


Paula Tedesco

March 24, 1951November 27, 2017

Paula M. Tedesco, 66, of Norwich, passed away Monday, November 27th 2017. She was born to the late Frank V. and Sonia Tedesco on March 24th, 1951. Paula graduated from Norwich Free Academy in 1969, and spent the next thirty years working with the mentally challenged at Seaside Regional Center in Waterford, Connecticut. She described them as being the happiest days of her life. She loved the beach and ’65 Mustangs. She cherished her friends at Curves and the Mohegan Sun Casino. Every morning you could find her greeting people, whilst having her coffee at the Bagel Shop. She is survived by her mother, Sonia Tedesco and a niece, Nicole Shafer of Palm Cove, Florida. She was predeceased by her sister Loretta (Tedesco) Ferry, and her father, Frank Tedesco. She has several cousins in the area with whom she spent a lot of time with, especially holidays. She also leaves her special friends and her special pets. Her motto was, “I do the best I can, with what I have”, and she did. In lieu of flowers, donations in Paula’s memory may be made to the Center for Hospice Care in Norwich; 227 Dunham Street, Norwich, Connecticut. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, December 1st at St. Peter and Paul Church, 181 Elizabeth St, Norwich, CT. Burial in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Boswell Avenue, Norwich, will immediately follow. To express sympathy to Paula’s friends and family, please leave an online condolence at: www.labenskifuneralhome.com

Arrangements under the direction of Labenski Funeral Home, Norwich, CT.


  • Mass of Christian Burail Friday, December 1, 2017


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Janis Sylvestre

December 1, 2017

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Daniel Tamborra

November 30, 2017

My prayers and condolences to Sonia and Paula's family and friends.I always looked forward to seeing Paula whether at a family function or the many occasions we met shopping .She always had a great story or entertaining joke. I will miss her .

Carol Butova

November 30, 2017

Paula, a person that can and couldn't be forgotten. I went to Kelly Junior High and Norwich Free Academy graduate in 1969 with her. She was a wonderful kind person with a heart so so big. Still cannot believe you are gone Paula, but I will never never forget you. Never! May you Rest in Peace, Paula. Love you and will miss you greatly.

Cheryl Brown

November 30, 2017

My deepest condolences to Paula's family and friends. She was my high school classmate and a bright and lively person that I was so happy to see again at our 45th reunion. May God rest her soul and strengthen and comfort all who loved her.

Linda Urbinati

November 30, 2017

May all the sweet memories of Paula bring everyone solace during this time. I hope that all the great moments that everyone were able to have with her before she passed away brings everyone comfort.

Janice Duch. Dickinson

November 30, 2017

Paula's family...sorry for your loss.

Pat Moravek

November 29, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of Paula's passing. I am still in shock. I had talked to her a month before and she never told me she was sick. I graduated with Paula in 1969 and we reunited again after our 40th reunion. She was loved by everyone in our class and we will miss her terribly. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

Sophia (John) Vandal

November 29, 2017

My heartfelt sympathy to Paula's family and friends. May the joy she brought you over the years sustain you at this difficult time.