Obituaries

Doris Lambert
B: 1930-12-06
D: 2018-12-14
View Details
Lambert, Doris
Richard Hendel
B: 1944-08-31
D: 2018-12-12
View Details
Hendel, Richard
Patricia Cowperthwaite
B: 1935-06-19
D: 2018-12-10
View Details
Cowperthwaite, Patricia
Priscilla Tremblay
B: 1927-03-28
D: 2018-12-10
View Details
Tremblay, Priscilla
George Fliegelman
B: 1936-12-06
D: 2018-12-10
View Details
Fliegelman, George
Paul Jachim
B: 1920-09-27
D: 2018-12-06
View Details
Jachim, Paul
Clara Church
B: 1934-12-15
D: 2018-12-05
View Details
Church, Clara
Peter Vicki
B: 1943-06-12
D: 2018-12-04
View Details
Vicki, Peter
Jadwiga Bagley
B: 1946-06-17
D: 2018-12-01
View Details
Bagley, Jadwiga
Mary Popick
B: 1915-01-01
D: 2018-12-01
View Details
Popick, Mary
Valeda Bouchard
B: 1926-12-07
D: 2018-11-30
View Details
Bouchard, Valeda
Marie Fish
B: 1923-09-23
D: 2018-11-27
View Details
Fish, Marie
Marilyn Brassard
B: 1934-12-12
D: 2018-11-26
View Details
Brassard, Marilyn
Alfred Martin
B: 1919-05-08
D: 2018-11-26
View Details
Martin, Alfred
George Worthington
B: 1935-07-17
D: 2018-11-26
View Details
Worthington, George
Lennox Brodeur
B: 1934-09-04
D: 2018-11-24
View Details
Brodeur, Lennox
Angela Albee
B: 1993-04-07
D: 2018-11-24
View Details
Albee, Angela
Mildred Weber
B: 1917-01-11
D: 2018-11-24
View Details
Weber, Mildred
Alice Polowitzer
B: 1938-05-15
D: 2018-11-24
View Details
Polowitzer, Alice
Jessica Provencher-Beauregard
B: 1988-01-05
D: 2018-11-23
View Details
Provencher-Beauregard, Jessica
Elizabeth March
B: 1961-05-25
D: 2018-11-21
View Details
March, Elizabeth

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
76 Prospect Street
Rockville-Vernon, CT 06066
Phone: (860) 875-5490
Fax: (860) 872-8200

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Elizabeth Symonds can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Cancel
Select Candle

Obituary for Elizabeth W. Symonds

Elizabeth W.  Symonds
Elizabeth W. Symonds, of Tolland, wife of Richard N. Symonds Jr., passed away on August 30, 2018 from leukemia. She was born on September 4, 1936 in Poughkeepsie, New York, the daughter of John F. Wadlin and Beatrice Hasbrouck Wadlin. She graduated cum laude from Syracuse University in 1957 with a degree in business education, later earning her master’s degree from the University of Connecticut, Storrs. She was President of her sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta a Syracuse University. She taught at Phoenix High School, Phoenix, NY, Becker Jr. College, Worcester, MA, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Morse School of Business, Hartford, and Manchester Community College, Manchester, from which she retired in 2000. She moved to Tolland from Worcester, MA in1962 working as a paraprofessional substitute at Meadowbrook and Hicks Schools in Tolland for six years while getting her master’s degree in 1979. She was a founder of the Tolland Jr. Women’s Club, a volunteer member of Literacy Volunteers, and enjoyed bowling on the St. Mathews/Congregational joint league for many years. She was a member and treasurer of the United Church of Tolland, and a member of the Tolland Senior Center and Fire Department Women’s Axillary. She enjoyed bowling, knitting, embroidery, reading, traveling, cruising, and being with family, particularly her grandchildren. She was particularly fond of her membership in TOPS of Stafford whose members were most supportive during her illness. She appreciated Dr. Orris, Laura Milikin, and particularly the Vernon Visiting Nurses Association who over saw her Hospice care. She loved to talk about memories and family such as her mother being stuck in a hospital elevator the day she was born, her father as a New York State Assembly Representative, her mother taking over her father’s law practice, auto insurance business, and small savings and loan association businesses while being a mother to teenagers upon her father’s death, raising animals as a child and following her grandchildren’s sports and social events. In addition to her husband of nearly 58 years, she is survived by two children, four grandchildren, one great grandchild and two siblings: Richard N. Symonds, III and wife Kathy of Canton, CT; Robert D. Symonds and wife Sharon of Willington, CT; brother John J. Wadlin and wife Vivian of Highland, NY, and sister Diana deRoos and husband Leon of Scottsville, NY. Grandchildren include Kristin and Kelsey Symonds of Canton, Heather and Seth of Willington, and great granddaughter Kinsley of Canton. Relatives and friends may join the family on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 between 4 to 7pm at the Tolland Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Merrow Road, Tolland, CT. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 10am at the United Congregational Church of Tolland, 45 Tolland Green, Tolland. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Tolland. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tolland Library Association c/o Tolland Library, 21 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084 or the Tolland Fire Department, P. O. Box 827, Tolland, CT 06084. For online condolences please visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com.

To send flowers to the family of Elizabeth W. Symonds, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Lit Memorial Candles
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos