Rejane Jacqueline Denisky (1933 - 2018)

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Rejane Jacqueline Denisky, 84, of Ellington, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

She was born July 9, 1933, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, to the late Roland and Yvonne (Marchand) Allaire. She grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts, before moving to Hartford as a teenager. She graduated from Weaver High School, Class of 1951. She was working as a telephone operator when she met and fell in love with her future husband, Peter J. Denisky, a Hartford police officer. They were married in 1957 and spent the next 57 years together, raising five children before Peter's passing in 2015. She later worked for and retired from Bank of America. Rejane loved her big extended family, and reveled in its many adventures, accomplishments, and challenges over the years. She loved holidays and family gatherings the most, and always enjoyed a good laugh-with an especially infectious giggle.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Roger Allaire. She is survived by her brother, Paul Allaire and his wife, Brenda, of Crystal River, Florida. She is also survived by her cousin (and always regarded as a sister), Claudette Marvelli and her husband, Alan, of Northampton, Massachusetts. Rejane's five children also survive her, Peter M. Denisky of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Cindy (Steve) Callahan of South Windsor, Paul (Diane) Denisky and Jenn (Neal) Kupferschmid, both of Tolland, and Pam (Roy) Caso of Ellington. She also is survived by her sister-in-law, Victoria Hajdasz, of Newington. "Rej & Vicky" shared many laughs and adventures over the years raising their families together, at times rivaling "Lucy and Ethel" in their hilarity.

Everyone loved Rejane's famous Easter potato salad, as well as her lasagna, and one-of-a-kind whiskey cake; watching her prepare her famous turkey gravy provided laughs and playful teasing for two generations. Christmas was her favorite holiday; she loved decorating her house (especially with the help of her grandchildren) and listening to holiday music and loved Rogers & Hammerstein musicals.

In 1971, the family moved from Hartford to Ellington, and Rejane spent the rest of her life there. She loved her town and steadfastly refused to consider living anywhere else, even as age and illness began to make it somewhat harder-not out of stubbornness, but from a genuine wish to end her days where she had spent so many happy ones.

Among her many joys were her 14 grandchildren, each of whom she loved dearly. Earlier this year, she learned she was to become a great-grandmother for this first time later this fall and was genuinely thrilled with the news.

To Alyssa (Kent and Baby Z), Sarah, Steve, Jack, Ben, Martha, Graeme, Ethan, Lily, Grace, Rose, Max, Carter, and her loving Sophie: she wished for you all to be happy, loving people in life, and she leaves a little bit of herself with each one of you to fondly remember.

The family would also like to especially thank Rejane's many doctors, caregivers, and hospice for their gentle compassion and assistance, especially Dr. Anis Anwar, Dr. Saud Anwar, and Dr. Joseph McLaughlin. Our hearts break to lose Rejane, but we know the love she gave her family and friends will stay with us forever. May God bless and keep her.

Her family will receive friends Friday, June 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June 16, at 10 a.m., directly at St. Luke Church, 141 Maple St., Ellington. Burial will follow at Ellington Center Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Rejane's memory to , Special Olympics, Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF), or the Visiting Nurse Association of Vernon.

For online condolences visit

www.carmonfuneralhome.com



LaPointe

Simone G. (LaForest) LaPointe, of Enfield, passed away peacefully at the age of 98, Monday, June 11, 2018, surrounded by loved ones in the comfort of her home. She was predeceased by Philip E. LaPointe, her beloved husband of 64 years.

Simone was born June 24, 1919, in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada, to the late Frederick and Philomene (LaJoie) LaForest. She resided in Enfield for the past 50 years. Simone was a devout parishioner of St. Adalbert Church. She loved going for long walks, reading, gardening, knitting, crocheting, and was an excellent cook.

She is survived by her children, Sandra Talbot (Jean) of East Haddam, Norma Shannon (John) of Feeding Hills, Massachusetts, Don LaPointe (Betty predeceased) of West Haven, Bob LaPointe (Marianne predeceased) of Branford, Leann Rick (Richard) of Manchester, Anne Simlick (Henry predeceased), Dee Cekala, Walt LaPointe (Mary), Bernie LaPointe (Gina) all of Enfield, Marita Cunningham (Ed) of Somers, and Pam LaPointe of Suffield; 23 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren; a brother, The Honorable Gerard V. LaForest; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Peter Philip LaPointe; her first husband, Aime Molmans, their son, Aime Molmans Jr.; and six brothers and three sisters.

Her family will receive friends Friday, June 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Road, Enfield.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 16, with the funeral procession forming at 10 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Adalbert Church for a 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be at the convenience of her family in St. Adalbert Cemetery.

Memorial donations in her memory may be made to St. Adalbert Church, 90 Alden Ave., Enfield, CT 06082

A special thanks to our sister Dee, who was primary caregiver in recent years. The family would also like to extend their love and appreciation to longtime family friend, Pauline Morando, who served both as companion and caregiver.

To leave an online condolence message, for directions, or more information go to

www.brownefuneralchapels.com



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Published in Journal Inquirer from June 14 to June 18, 2018
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