Nancy J. Whidden

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Nancy J. Whidden, 66, of Ellington, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 18, 2013.

Born Jan. 27, 1947, in Waterbury, she was a daughter to Amedeo "Guy" and the late Angela S. (Stanco) Pagano. She was an amazing mother, dedicated wife, and a passionate educator of elementary school children in South Windsor for 30 years.

She is survived by her husband, John; son, Dr. Eric, and his wife, Brienne, of Colchester; sister, Anne, and her husband, Michael Kennedy, of Cheshire; brothers, David, and his wife, Linda Pagano, of Hilton Head, S.C., and John and his wife, Kris Pagano, of Cheshire. She also leaves her father, Amedeo "Guy"; five nieces, and two nephews.

A memorial Mass for Nancy will be held today, April 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, 141 Maple St., Ellington. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in Nancy's honor to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.

Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, Vernon, has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 20 to Apr. 26, 2013