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Obituary for Vera G. Dufault

Vera (Grischuk) Dufault, 85, of Ashford, CT, died after a brief illness on Monday, January 31, 2022. Born in Brooklyn, NY on July 16, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Roman and Olga (Beresowsky) Grischuk. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY and lived in Enfield, CT before settling in Coventry, CT where she lived until 2015. Vera worked for the State of Connecticut in the Office of Adult Probation from the mid-70's until her retirement. She made many life-long friends there and enjoyed her work. She is survived by her daughter, Lara (Dufault) Johnson, her grandson Sean Nangle, and her two granddaughters Hannah Nangle and Merryn Johnson. She is also survived by her six sisters: Helen Hopkins, Nadja Cannella, Jennie Spence, Katherine Maticke, Lena Grischuk and Stephanie Costanzo, along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her three brothers, Walter, Roman and Michael Grischuk, and two sisters, Anne Zaitz and Bernice Wood. Calling hours will be Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 2:30pm to 5:30 pm at the Tolland Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Merrow Road, Tolland, CT. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at For online condolences please visit