Evangeline Conroy, 91, formerly of Portland, wife of the late Thomas J. Conroy, died Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Marlborough Health Care Center. She was born in St. Johnsbury, VT, daughter of the late Zeff and Delina (LaPlante) Bushey. Evangeline was employed with the Premium Audit Department of The Hartford Insurance Company and later worked at Xavier High School.
Evangeline is survived by a son, Thomas Conroy and his wife Ginny of Windsor; a daughter, Patty Gannon and her husband Dave of Portland; son-in-law Laurence Kalinowski of East Hampton; eight grandchildren, Michael Conroy and his wife Sharon, Christopher Conroy and his wife Suzanne, Kerry Hicks and her husband Gerald, Dr. Jennifer Gannon, Kelly Reyes and her husband Ruben, Rebecca Baenig, Jamie Hull and her husband James, Kevin Kalinowski and his wife Ericka; nine great-grandchildren, Olivia and Aidan Conroy, Christian and Sydney Hicks, Andrew and Benjamin Reyes, Nathan, Timothy and Christopher Hull; also several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her son, David Conroy, her daughter, Eileen Kalinowski and six sisters.
Her Funeral Liturgy will be held Saturday (September 21st) at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 51 Freestone Avenue, Portland. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Portland. Friends may call at Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver Street, Middletown on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to St. Mary Church, 51 Freestone Ave, Portland, CT 06480. To share memories or express condolences online please visit www.biegafuneralhome.com.