Mildred A. Waldman

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Mildred A. Waldman, 103, of Manchester, the widow of Dr. Bernard Waldman, passed away Saturday Jan. 5, 2019, at her home.

Born in Alstead, New Hampshire, Jan. 25, 1915, to Carroll E. and Myrtie (Kidder) Hatch, she graduated from the Lawrence and Memorial Associated Hospital in 1935 and worked as a registered nurse. She was a communicant of St. James Church since 1946 and was a volunteer with the Manchester Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, The Penny Saver and also the Children Services of CT. Mildred was an avid walker, swimmer, boating enthusiast, and began downhill skiing at the age of 71. In 1990 she won her division as a walker for the Manchester Road Race.

Mildred is survived by her son, Dr. William Waldman and his wife, Lise, of Somers; daughter, Joan O'Donnell and her husband, Tom, of Mahwah, New Jersey; grandchildren, Sarah Guzinski (Ronald), Elizabeth Choi (Andrew), Amy Noland (Joshua), Dr. Bernard Waldman (Nayeli), Julie Waldman (Rajan Bansi), and Nadine Waldman (Adam Jackson); and 12 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brothers, Kenneth Hatch and Timer Hatch.

The family would like to offer a special note of thanks for the compassionate care provided by her longtime caregiver Fatou.

Funeral services will be held at 9:15 a.m. from the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center St., Manchester, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. James Church, 896 Main St., Manchester, Thursday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.

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John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040-4857
(860) 643-1222
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 8 to Jan. 12, 2019
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