82 Fairview Ave.
Naugatuck, CT 06770
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Mary Almeida

Mary Constance "Connie" Almeida

Thursday, December 16th, 1926 - Friday, April 12th, 2019
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Obituary

Mary Constance "Connie" Almeida
1926 - 2019

Naugatuck, CT Mary Constance “Connie” Almeida, 92, formerly of 245 Cherry Street, died peacefully on April 12, 2019 at Regal Care at Waterbury.

Connie was born on December 16, 1926 in Bristol, RI a daughter of the late Manuel and Mary (Mederios) Almeida and was a longtime Naugatuck resident. Connie started working at a young age at U.S. Rubber, and remained there for over 30 years, retiring from Uniroyal, Inc. She then went on to work at Islee’s Screw Machine in Plymouth for 10 years. Connie was a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church and she enjoyed knitting and sewing.

Connie is survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In addition to her parents, Connie was predeceased by her 5 brothers and her 4 sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church Street, Naugatuck. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery. Calling hour is Monday from 9:30am to 10:30am at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. In lieu of flowers and to honor Connie’s memory, contributions can be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    When
    Monday, April 22nd, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    Location
    Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home
    Address
    82 Fairview Avenue
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, April 22nd, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. Francis of Assisi Church
    Address
    318 Church Street
    Naugatuck, CT 06770
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    Officiant
    The Rev. John Kuzhikottayil
  • Interment

    Monday, April 22nd, 2019 |
    When
    Monday, April 22nd, 2019
    Location
    St. James Cemetery
    Address
    Cross Street
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
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Margaret Thomas

Posted at 10:29am
Eulogy My Great-aunt and Godmother, Mary Constance Almeida, was known to her family as Connie. Her parents emigrated from the San Miguel island in the Azores to Fall River, MA and later moved to Bristol RI. She was born in Bristol RI , on Dec 16 1926, the eleventh of 12 siblings, 2 of whom died in early childhood, and the remaining 5 brothers and 4 sisters who also predeceased her. She completed grammar school and later moved to Naugatuck with several siblings to work at US Rubber which later became Uniroyal. She retired from Uniroyal and went to work for the Isley company in Terryville until her retirement. She was a lifelong resident of Naugatuck; she maintained her own apt on Cherry St until her move to a Congregate housing apt. After several years she moved to Regal Care Long Term Care unit in Waterbury where she lived until her death. Connie was an endearing and sweet woman who lived a simple life but was seen laughing in most of her adult photos. She loved being teased by her brothers and nephews. She was a communicant of St Francis church, liked to sew and knit, watch old movies and travel. She visited her friend in Portugal frequently. She had a small circle of friends and didn’t drive, so often walked to town where many in the downtown community knew her. A former employee of Corey’s market on Cherry St submitted a a fond memory: “I met Miss Connie at my first job, Corey’s Market, over thirty years ago. She was always a delightful person with a tender smile. I still have the card she sent me when I had my daughter. It was a pleasure knowing her.” Aunt Connie spent most of her time with family, enjoying family picnics, weddings, Easter and Midnight Mass at Christmas, and gatherings in family homes, always bringing her camera and her famous “Congo bars”. Every year she bet on the Army-Navy game with her nephew Jim Thomas. She was godmother to many, and always sent birthday and holiday cards to everyone. I lived with her and my Great-grandmother for a time when I was young. I fondly remember her making macaroni with Ragazino spaghetti sauce for me every Wednesday. She helped raise and baby sat many children in the family. She attended my First Communion, Confirmation, school graduations, and visited me forty years ago in California with her sister Olivia .....it was a wonderful and memorable visit for us. About twelve years ago, the last of her siblings died and she experienced the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. She was lonely without her siblings and declining from her advancing disease. But her mind remained sharp until her death, reminding us of upcoming birthdays and anniversaries and always asking about her family. She will be dearly missed, but we rejoice that she is now reunited in heaven with her family and friends. Thank you to all who, throughout her life, were kind to her, visited her, or sent birthday, holiday cards, and well wishes Thank you to her caregivers from Naugatuck VNA, CCCI, and Regal Care Nursing home. A special thanks to her nephews, Edward and Alfred Almeida, who, among other things, helped her in planning this beautiful service. And to her niece, Debbie Almeida Leskanic, who cut her hair throughout the years, visited her at Regal Care on several occasions...especially on her birthday to share special memories. Debbie brought Aunt Connie’s nephew, Michael, her great niece Sara and her Great-Great niece Kinsley to visit. Debbie sat by her bedside, holding her hand and providing comfort in the days leading up to her death. I visited as often as I could and was thankful that I too could sit with her during those final hours. We love you Aunt Connie....go now and embrace your family, have fun, and give everyone a big hug from each of us.
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Mimi Capozziello

Posted at 04:31am
I met Miss Connie at my first job, Corey’s Market, over 30 years ago. She was always a delightful person with a tender smile. I still have the card she sent me when I had my daughter. it was a pleasure knowing her.
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Maureen LaRose Poirier

Posted at 08:11pm
Aunt Connie, So sorry to hear about your passing. I have been trying to find you for several years now. I missed hearing from you. You were so good to my grandma, your sister Agnes, and was greatful. Rest in peace. Your niece, Maureen
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Maureen LaRose Poirier

Posted at 08:11pm
Aunt Connie, So sorry to hear about your passing. I have been trying to find you for several years now. I missed hearing from you. You were so good to my grandma, your sister Agnes, and was greatful. Rest in peace. Your niece, Maureen

Florence Justino

Posted at 06:47pm
Connie was my Godmother and a lifelong friend of my mother. We haven't had contact with her in a few years and didn't know where she was. She never forgot my birthday, always sending a card. May she rest in Peace!! Floree (Bosco) Justino & Theda Bosco
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