On Nov. 10, 2013, at the age of 101, two months short of her 102nd birthday, Victoria Boron Jarowey died peacefully at the home of her son in Waban, MA. She was a long time resident of Hamden, CT.
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Born in Chicopee, MA, in 1912, and raised in South Deerfield, Victoria moved on her own to New Haven, CT, at age 14 and attended Hillhouse High School. She graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1932 and began her career in New Haven as a dental hygienist.
During World War II, she served as a civilian employee of the Army Air Force at Bradley Field in Windsor Locks, CT. After the war, she returned to New Haven to continue her practice as a hygienist. In 1961, Victoria worked with the State of Connecticut to create the Dental Assistant Program at the Eli Whitney Technical School in Hamden, and subsequently taught there until her retirement in 1979. Her efforts led to the establishment of several similar programs in other technical schools and community colleges throughout the state.
An avid golfer, Victoria was a long-time member of the Race Brook Country Club along with her husband, Walter Jarowey. She was active in local politics and served on several boards of the Connecticut State Employees Association and various committees of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
Victoria was the daughter of Stanley and Louise Boron of South Deerfield.
She is survived by her son, Peter Jarowey II and daughter-in-law Constance Jarowey of Waban, MA; her four grandchildren, Peter Jarowey III, Alexander Jarowey, Victoria Jarowey and Elizabeth Jarowey; her sisters, Helen Cady of South Deerfield, MA, and Patricia Zach of Wilmington, VT, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her husband, Walter W. Jarowey, and her siblings Mary Haigh, John Boron, Bertha Reiss, Evelyn Anton, Tommy Boron, Raymond Boron and Frederick Boron.
Friends are invited to Wrisley Funeral Home, South Deerfield, MA, on Saturday at 10 a.m. for visitation and 11 for a funeral service with the Rev. Randolph Calvo officiating. A private burial will follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Good Shepard Community Care, 90 Wells Ave., Newton, MA 02459, or to Children's Hospital Trust, Cardiac Intensive Care, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215-honoring Victoria Jarowey (her granddaughter).
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Published in The Recorder on Nov. 20, 2013