Loretta Nasiatka

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Loretta Nasiatka, 87, of Union, passed away on Sept. 11, 2018, in Jacksonville, Florida, surrounded by her loving family.

Loretta was the wife of the late Stanley Nasiatka Jr. Loretta loved dearly her 48 years of work at Old Sturbridge Village in the museum education department where she educated children and coordinated Elderhostel programs for adults, teaching the early-American history she adored. Her work as a museum educator brought her great joy and fulfillment.

In her earlier years, Loretta was a northeastern-Connecticut correspondent for the former Hartford Times newspaper in which Loretta's talents for photography, writing, and reporting are archived. Loretta's many photographs local to Union are among those published in a historical account of the town, a book titled: Union Lands, A People's History. In addition to her work, throughout her life Loretta was always engaged in activities of volunteering and contributing for the welfare of others. Some of her lifelong volunteer work included the role of den mother for the Union Cub Scouts, participant in the Volunteer Food Share program in Charlton, Massachusetts, and member and contributor of the St. Anne's Parish Craft Program.

When Loretta's diminishing stamina and strength prohibited her from being active, she continued to use her skills, talents, and time for the purpose of helping others - she knitted over 75 hats for the homeless, cancer patients, and the Veterans Home.

Loretta loved to travel, she was adventurous, - having snorkeled in the Great Barrier Reef - was a devoted mother, grandmother, and an avid lover of flowers and birds.

Loretta is survived by her four children, Gary Nasiatka (spouse Vivian), Jeffrey Nasiatka (spouse Paula), Cynthia Nasiatka, and Susan Nasiatka; her beloved sister, Beverly Bogus; and six grandchildren, Michael Crivier II, Christopher Crivier, Matthew McEldowney, Jeffrey Nasiatka, Jenny Nasiatka, and Ellie Nasiatka.

Calling hours will be held today, Sept. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, beginning with a gathering at 9 a.m. at Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Edward Church, 55 High St., Stafford Springs. Burial will be at the Union Center Cemetery, Union, and a reception will follow at the Union Town Hall Community Center, 1043 Buckley Highway, Union.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23453, or , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Sept. 14 to Sept. 18, 2018
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