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Priscilla H. Bronke

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Priscilla H. Bronke Obituary
Priscilla H. (Hill) Bronke, 81, of Andover, wife of the late Victor W. Bronke Jr., passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 2, 2018 in Manchester. Priscilla was born in Northfield, VT on October 4, 1936, to the late Ray and Laura (Farrington) Hill. Priscilla touched everyone she met with her kind heart, sweet disposition, and feisty spirit. She loved spending time with family and friends and giving back to her community. Priscilla grew up in Manchester and graduated from Manchester High School and the University of Connecticut. She has been an Andover resident for the past 53 years. Priscilla was a school teacher for the Vernon Board of Education for over 35 years and was recognized as the Teacher of the Year in 1989. Priscilla was a very active member of the First Congregational Church of Andover, serving as a Deacon and as the leader of the Sonshine Stampers. The Sonshine Stampers create handmade greeting cards in fun and fellowship with their proceeds benefiting the church. Priscilla is survived by her son Jeffrey V. Bronke and his girlfriend Tina Leon; her daughter Patti B. McNamara and her husband Brian; two step-sons James V. Bronke and Jonathan C. Bronke and his wife Mary; two step-daughters Martha L. Bronke and Carol M. Morse; a step-brother Earle Ecabert and his wife Nancy; three grandchildren Ben Oswalt, Daniel Bronke and Peter Bronke as well as numerous step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents, Priscilla was predeceased by her brothers Francis Hill and Randall Hill. A time of visitation will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018, from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm at Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester. A funeral service will be celebrated on Friday, September 7, 2018, at 11 am at the First Congregational Church of Andover, 359 Rte 6, Andover. (Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church). Burial will follow in East Cemetery, Manchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Priscilla's name can be made to First Congregational Church of Andover Memorial Fund. To leave an online message of condolence for her family, please visit www.holmeswatkins.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant on Sept. 5, 2018
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