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Josephine M. Bober Obituary


Josephine M. (Amenta) Bober, 81, of New Britain, CT., passed peacefully into an eternal rest at home after a long struggle with dementia Monday August 4, 2014 with her family caregivers at her side. Josephine was born in Berlin and was the daughter of the late Antonio and Anna (Pavano) Amenta. She worked as a cashier for Heartland Drug Store for several years. Josephine is survived by her three daughters - Dr. Nancy Holyst and her husband Jeffrey of Niantic, CT. Karen Butkiewicz and her husband Brian , Lori Jackson and her husband Andrew all of Plainville, CT., her three sons, Dan Bober and his wife Marianne of Manchester, Michael Bober and his wife Nancy of Doylestown, PA., Ret. Lt. Col. Joseph J. Bober, III and his wife Anne of Lynn Haven , FL., fourteen grandchildren, Danni Lee Holyst and partner Mike Lefebvre, Ethan Holyst and fiancée Courtney Drake, Briar Holyst, Brian Butkiewicz and wife Nicole, Eric Butkiewicz and wife Amanda, Braden and Garrett Jackson, Jessica Bober, Aaron Bober and wife Kelly, Michael Petrucci, Christopher Bober, Zachary, Nicole and Travis Nye, seven great grandchildren, Aiden Fricks, Caleb, Sydney and Logan Butkiewicz, Michael Petrucci, Dominic and Layla Bober, her two sisters, Rose Lucenti and Doris Camden both of Bristol, CT. and numerous nieces and nephews. Josephine was predeceased by the "Love of Her Life" to whom she was married for fifty four years, Joseph J. Bober, Jr. in 2006. The Bober Family would like to thank the staff at the Southington Alzheimer Center Day Program for their kind, compassionate care during our mother's last year. The family would like to express their gratitude for the loving care given to our mother during her final weeks by her companions Ronya Lollar, Mayln Teah and Josephine Quartey. In lieu of flowers and in keeping with our mothers request, we ask that you consider a donation to the Breast Cancer Center at THOCC, CT Special Olympics or St. Ann Church, 47 Clark St., New Britain, 06051. Funeral rites for Josephine will be held Monday August 11, 2014 with the procession departing at 10a.m. from the Paul A. Shaker/Farmingdale Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain, CT. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11a.m. at St. Jerome Church 1010 Slater Rd., New Britain, CT. Committal service and final resting place will be in St. Mary Cemetery 1141 Stanley St., New Britain, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Paul A. Shaker/Farmingdale Funeral Home Monday from 9a.m. - 10a.m. Directions to funeral home - I-84 east or west - Exit 37 (Fienemann Rd) right off exit - one mile down on right. Serving as pallbearers for Mrs. Bober will be Braden and Garrett Jackson, Jessica Bober, Ethan and Briar Holyst and Mike Lefebvre. To extend condolences to the Bober Family or to share a memory of Josephine, please visit our website @shakerfuneralhome.com. God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be so he put his arms around you and whispered, Come to Me. With tearful eyes we watch you and saw you pass away and although we loved you dearly we would not make you stay. A Golden heart stopped beating Hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. ~ Author Unknown ~


Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 6, 2014
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