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Theodora Hammac

Theodora (Schumacher) Hammac

Friday, June 12th, 1931 - Saturday, February 8th, 2020
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Theodora Schumacher Hammac
“Granny”, Retired LPN, Crafter

Theodora V. (Schumacher) Hammac, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Glendale Center in Naugatuck on February 8, 2020. She was the widow of James R. Hammac, who formerly lived in Prospect.

Theo was born in Griffin Hospital, Derby, June 12, 1931, daughter of the late Frank J. and Florence (Mayo) Schumacher. She graduated from The Assumption Grammar School in 1945 and attended Ansonia High School.

She received her Licensed Practical Nurse degree in 1958 from St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport. Until her retirement in 1996, she dedicated her life to caring for patients at several local hospitals including Yale-New Haven, St. Vincent’s, Milford Hospital, and Pond Point Extended Care Facility where she discovered her passion for geriatric nursing.

When not tending to patients or looking after her six children, Theo loved spending time as a crafter and seamstress. She enjoyed working with her hands and displayed her creations at many local craft fairs.

Theo is survived by six children, Florence Hansen (Larry) of Middlebury, Theo Gerchy of East Hampton, Mary Pardee Moisuk (John) of Meriden, Penny Vann (Jefferson) of Williamsburg, VA, Joseph Pardee (Ann) of Columbia, CT and Susan Talbot (Terry) of Punta Gorda, FL. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She leaves two brothers, Robert Schumacher (Kathy) of Ridgecrest, CA and Vincent Schumacher (Sandy) of Ansonia, a sister Margaret Lesiw of Kent, CT and a brother-in-law Scott E. Pardee of NYC.

Theo was predeceased by six siblings, Frank, William, George, Sister Mary Veronica RSM (Lois), Florence Mastrogiannis, and a baby sister Mary Jean.

The family would like to thank the staff of Glendale Center for their kind and compassionate care given to Theo while she resided there.

A celebration of Theo’s life will be held from 4-6pm on Tuesday, February 11th at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave, Naugatuck. Interment of ashes at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Derby will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home
    82 Fairview Avenue
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 | 6:00pm
    Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 6:00pm
    Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home
    82 Fairview Avenue
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Christina Lardizzone

Posted at 11:50am
Mary and John,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
Love, Christina, Dave, Gabriella and Dominic xoxo

Dave and Kathy Driver

Posted at 11:02am
Sweet memory of Theo's hand in our Christmas Wigilia pierogi party. Thank you for the Christmas plate you made for us. We use it every year! Dave and Kathy Driver

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Rest in Peace. Andrew & Carroll Collins
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