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Agnes Rita Haesche

September 23, 1924 ~ April 15, 2018 (age 93)

Agnes Rita Haesche, of Colchester, beloved wife of Richard P. Haesche, Sr., passed away peacefully at home on Sunday (April 15, 2018) at the age of 93.  Born Sept. 23, 1924 in Quincy, MA, she was the daughter of the late John and Agnes (Collins) Gordon.  Mrs. Haesche had worked for the CT Dept. of Labor in Unemployment Compensation Division for many years before her retirement as a Supervisor.  Her greatest joy, however, was found in caring for her family.  She was a talented seamstress who lovingly made dresses for her daughters’ proms, weddings and other special occasions.  Additionally, many of her knitted and crocheted creations, as well as beautiful paintings that she made later in life during her retirement in Florida, will be cherished for years to come.  In addition to her loving husband of 63 years, she leaves their three children and their spouses, Paula Scopino and Dr. Michael Pierce of Glastonbury, Cory Haesche and Thomas Cannamela of Salem and Richard and Tina Haesche, Jr. of Chaplin; five grandchildren, Daniel Scopino (and his wife, Allison of Bristol, David Cannamela of Essex, Katie Cannamela of Meriden and Lucy and Zoe Haesche, both of Chaplin; a great granddaughter, Romy Angelina Scopino;  her brother and sister-in-law, John and Mary Gordon, Jr. of Pocasset, MA / Naples, FL; and numerous extended family members.

The family will receive guests from 5 – 7 PM Friday (April 20th) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester.  The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 10:30 AM Saturday (April 21st) directly at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Avenue, Colchester.  She will be laid to rest following Mass in the New St. Andrew Cemetery.  Donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 (  

Donations may be made to:

American Heart Association

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