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Dolores Leilani (Bradley) Firmin

May 18, 1935 ~ April 3, 2018 (age 82)

Dolores L. Firmin, 82, of Marlborough, passed away on April 3, 2018 at Hartford Hospital.  Born in Honolulu, HI on May 18, 1935, she was the daughter of the late James and Alma (Blatchley) Bradley.  Dolores graduated from the Robert E. Fitch High School in Groton, where she enjoyed being a Majorette for the marching band.  She later attended the New London Business College.  Dolores married her beloved husband, Warren on August 15, 1959.  The couple moved to Marlborough where they made their home and raised their family.  Dolores worked as an Administrative Assistant in several capacities including the Department of Higher Education, State of Connecticut and the Capital Community College.  She retired in July of 1997.  Dolores was very involved in her community.  While her children were young, she served with the Marlborough PTA and helped with the local Cub Scouts.  She also worked on the Hall Park Beach Committee, serving as Secretary for a time.  Dolores attended Christ Church in Middle Haddam where she served as Secretary for them as well.  She was passionate about sewing, quilting and gardening.  Dolores will be remembered by her family as a woman who never rested from taking care of anything that needed attending to within her community, her home, her church, and most importantly her family.  She will be sadly missed but always remembered with love by her husband, Warren of 59 years, her children and their spouses, Kevin and his wife, Cindy Firmin of Maryland, Felise and her husband, Greg of Georgia and Sandra and her husband, Edward Godbolt of Connecticut; a brother, Clarence Bradley; grandchildren, Michelle Firmin, Tyler and Jordan Peck and Austin and Marielle Godbolt  and numerous extended family and friends.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, April 8th from 3 – 5 pm at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd, Colchester.  A Memorial Service will be held Monday, April 9th beginning at 10 am at the funeral home with a Chapel Service at 10:30am.  Burial will follow in the Marlborough Cemetery.  Donations in her memory may be made to the Richmond Memorial Library, 15 School Dr., Marlborough, CT 06447.


Donations may be made to:

Richmond Memorial Library
15 School Drive, Marlborough CT 06447

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