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Helen (Piechta) PUGATCH Obituary

PUGATCH, Helen (Piechta)

Helen (Piechta) Pugatch, 89, of Colchester, widow of the late George Pugatch, passed away Saturday evening (December 29, 2012) at the Hartford Hospital. Born Sept. 20, 1923 in Willimantic, she was a daughter of the late Leon and Mary Piechta. On Aug. 30, 1946, she and George were married at St. Joseph Church in Willimantic. The couple lived in Hebron for twenty years before moving to their new home on the Lebanon - Colchester town line. Together they shared 65 years of marriage before he predeceased her on May. 29, 2012. Along with her husband, she owned a Christmas tree farm, known as the Evergreen Acres Tree Farm and Nursery in Colchester. A kind hearted, gentle woman, she enjoyed her many friends and neighbors and was ever devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren and great granddaughters. She will be sadly missed by her two children and their spouses, Joanne and Don Philips of Colchester and Gregory and Susan Pugatch of East Hampton; three grandchildren, Michael and Cheri Pugatch of Needham, MA (and her great-granddaughters, Madison and Molly of Needham, MA), Laurie and Ryan Hergrueter of Cohasset, MA and Jeffrey Pugatch of East Hampton; and numerous extended family members and friends. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two siblings, Emily Starr and John Piechta.
Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m.Tuesday, Jan. 1st at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2nd directly at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Avenue, Colchester. Committal will follow in the New St. Andrew Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the , 825 Brook St, I-91 Tech Ctr., Rocky Hill 06067.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 31, 2012
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