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Rita Hazel, wife of the late Charles Hazel of Hartford and daughter of the late Ida and Leo Combe of Middletown, died Thursday, (February 7), at Middlesex Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born on April 23, 1922. She attended St. John's School, Woodrow Wilson High School and Morse Business College in Hartford. In 1966, she took a position at Middlesex Hospital as secretary to the Vice President of Finance, with whom she was with for 24 years. She retired in 1990, after which she volunteered at the Hospitals Information Desk for 18 years. She is survived by a son, Stephen Hazel and his fiancé, Robin of Portland; a daughter, Sheila White and her husband, Ken of Meriden; a daughter, Donna Milardo and her husband, Dave of East Hampton; her brother, Henry Combe of Old Saybrook; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Anthony Combe of Cromwell, Joseph Combe and Edward Combe of Middletown. She had nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial mass will be said at Saint Mary's Church 51 Freestone Ave Portland on Saturday, February 16 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception in the Church Hall. Donations in her memory may be made to Saint Mary's Church at the above address. To send an online expression of sympathy, please visit www.portlandmemorialfh.net.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Feb. 13, 2013
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