Selene Karalee (Kesner) Rushford

Selene Karalee (Kesner) Rushford, 70, of Winter Haven, FL and formerly of Middletown, beloved wife of Shano "Bill" Rushford, passed away on Wednesday, February 6th at home surrounded by her family. Born in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late George and Christine (LeRoy) Kesner.
Karalee had seven wonderful years in Florida after retiring from her job as a highly respected CNA for thirty five years. Along with her husband, she is survived by three sons, William Rushford and his wife, Pamela of TN, Kenneth Rushford and his wife, Barbara of Durham and Kevin Rushford of Durham; her daughter, Shanna Pieta and her husband, John of Wallingford; eleven grandchildren; two special nieces and many friends in CT and FL.
Karalee's family would like to say a special thank you to VNA of Southington and their Hospice Unit for their wonderful care.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 10th at 3:00pm at Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the funeral home and in lieu of flowers may make donations in Karalee's memory to the , 825 Brook Street, I-91 Tech Center, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3045. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Doolittle Funeral Service
14 Old Church Street Middletown, CT 06457
Published in The Middletown Press on Feb. 7, 2013