Ada Lorraine Calnen, 92, of Enfield, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Parkway Pavilion.
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Born May 19, 1921, in New Bedford, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Francis and Geneva (Fradapietro) Borden. Ada was a longtime resident of Enfield and was a communicant of Holy Family Church. Ada loved to travel, both nationally and abroad as an Air Force wife. In her free time, Ada received great joy from time spent in her garden and being friendly with her neighbors. She had a great affection for pets and was the loving parent of many dogs.
Ada will be greatly missed by her four sons, Dr. Terry Calnen of Latrobe, Pa., Dr. Jerry Calnen, and his wife, JoAnn, of Enfield, Timothy Calnen, and his wife, Martha, of East Berlin, and Peter Calnen, and his wife, Elizabeth, of Simsbury; her grandchildren, Cindy Terillo, and her husband, Christopher, of New Jersey, David Labelle, and his wife, Allison, of Broad Brook, and Andy Labelle, and his wife, Kelsy, of Moodus; and her four great-grandchildren, Mia and Ryan Terillo and Loghan and Lukas Labelle. Besides her parents and her husband of over 50 years, Timothy Calnen, Ada was preceded in death by her sister, Bernice Thistlewaite.
A memorial gathering for Ada will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Leete-Stevens Funeral Home, 61 South Road, from 10 a.m. to noon prior to a procession to Holy Family Church, 23 Simon Road, for Ada's Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 12:30 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances in Ada's name may be made to
Connecticut Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.
For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit
Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels
61 South Road Enfield, CT 06082
Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1, 2013