Jule Ann (Connor) Fiocchetta, 86, died on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital. She was the wife of the late Albert P. Fiocchetta for 60 years.
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She was born at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford in 1927, the daughter of William and Lillian (Nugent) Connor. Jule Ann was a graduate of St. Mary's School, Mount St. Joseph's Academy, and St. Francis School of Nursing. Shortly after graduating, she met Al, a sailor who was stationed at Newport, R.I., and who served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. They were married in 1949 and when he was transferred to New Orleans, she accompanied him. They lived in Gretna, La., for almost one year where their daughter, Madeline "Lynn," was born. When Al was transferred to Europe for a six-month tour of sea duty, she returned to Connecticut with their daughter. She then went back to St. Francis Hospital and stayed for almost 40 years, performing both staff and private-duty nursing. During this time, she also worked part time at Bickford Convalescent Home and at St. Mary Home in West Hartford. After retiring from nursing, she joined the staff at Windsor Locks Adult Education, located at Windsor Locks High School. During her 20 years there, she was privileged to watch six grandchildren and six nieces and nephews mature through their four years of high school. Jule was active in the parish life of St. Mary Church for many years. She served as president of the Windsor Locks Council of Catholic Women, the Hartford Chapter of Catholic Nurses, was a member and officer of the Alumni Association of St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing and a charter member of St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center Retirees Club. She was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6123 Auxiliary.
She is survived by her five children, William and Patricia Fiocchetta of Granby, Lynn and David Hoffman of South Dennis, Mass., Patricia and Kendall Wiggin of Windsor Locks, Ann Marie and Neil Claffey of Windsor Locks, and Mary Lou and Michael Rosadini of Glastonbury. She also leaves her grandchildren who were the absolute joy and light of her life or as she thought, "The rainbow in her life": the Hoffmans, David, Michelle, Erin, and Kara and Lou Malzone; the Copes, Brendan and Maureen, Jordan, and Tara and Danny; the Claffeys, Brian and Katie, Sean and Kristy, and Dennis; the Rosadinis, Matthew and Timothy; three Wiggin granddaughters, Lindsey, Tess, and Sara and Lexi Young. If the grandchildren were the rainbow in her life, then the great-grandchildren were "the pot of gold": Patrick Neil (Brian) Claffey, Emma Rose and Connor John (Sean) Claffey, Charlotte Rita (Brendan) Copes, Alyssa Madeline (Jordan) Copes and Madelena Marie Malzone (Kara). Jule Ann is also survived by her sister-in-law and dear friend, Dorothy Connor; and her sisters-in-law, Jennie Pulcinello and Janet Fiochetta in Pennsylvania; and her special granddaughter, Kacie McGinnis. She also leaves her nephew, Kevin (Anita) Connor; her nieces, Sheila Yellen, Lisa (Kevin) Cosker, Kathleen (Thomas) Luszczak, and Kristy Connor Rousseau. Her brother, William Connor predeceased her.
The family would like to express its deep gratitude to her caregivers, Patty, Maria, Ewa, Meggie, and Anna for the excellent and loving care they gave to Mom. Thank you also to Claudette, a kindred soul who blessed Mom and all her children with her gifts of song, prayer, and love. Special thanks to the staff and physicians of the following: St. Mary Home, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, and MasonicCare Hospice.
Family and friends may gather Thursday, Feb. 27, at 9 a.m. at Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St., Windsor Locks, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Windsor Locks. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Windsor Locks.
Her family will receive friends on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Right to Life Organization, St. Mary Home Palliative Care Program, 2021 Albany Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117; or St. Francis Care Palliative Care Program, 114 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105.
For online expressions of sympathy and to get directions visit us at
Windsor Locks Funeral Home
441 Spring Street
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Published in Journal Inquirer from Feb. 24 to Feb. 28, 2014