OBITUARY

Laura Lee Poitras

June 22, 1948October 29, 2021
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Laura L. (Collins) Poitras, of Southington, beloved wife of William Poitras, passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021 at home. Laura was born on June 22, 1948 in Hartford and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (King) Collins. She was educated at Immaculate Conception Elementary School and graduated from South Catholic High School in Hartford. Laura retired from Shelco Filters of Middletown where she was an office manager for many years. Laura was an avid shopper and would head out to the stores with anyone that wanted to tag along. She was also an exceptionally good cook, preparing mouthwatering meals for her beloved family. But most of all, Laura loved to dote on her grandchildren. This was her true passion. She went to every single soccer game that involved them, whether it was here in Southington or half way across the country in Minnesota, she was there, cheering them on from the side lines. Besides her husband William, whom she spent 55 years with, she is survived by her children, son Thomas Poitras and his wife Alison of Southington, daughter Mary-Elizabeth Sousa and her husband Bernadino of Southington, and son Christopher Poitras and his wife Maria of Blaine, MN. Laura will also be sadly missed by her seven grandchildren, Ian Poitras and Ella Poitras of Southington, Hannah Sousa and Trevor Sousa of Southington, and Connor Poitras, Brady Poitras, and Addison Poitras of Blaine, MN. She is also survived by her brother Thomas Collins and his wife Barbara of South Windsor, and by her two sisters, Mary Ella Miliard and her husband Fern of Southington, and Kathie Ledoux and her husband Richard of Newington. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews. She will be missed by her life-long friends and by her four legged best friend, Stella. Her family will receive relatives and friends at The DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. Southington on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Masks must be worn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 9:15 am from the funeral home and at 10:00 am at St. Dominic’s Church 1050 Flanders Rd, Southington. Burial will follow in Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery in Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Laura’s memory may be made to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6thFloor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226. To leave an online condolence or for directions, please visit www.dellavecchiasouthington.com.

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Wednesday, November 03, 2021

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Thursday, November 04, 2021

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