Marie Blancato David, 64, of Colchester, passed away on the morning of August 16, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born October 13, 1954 in Waterbury; she was the daughter of Mary (Grasso) Blancato and the late Joseph Blancato. On April 29, 1977 she married her husband Donald David, the couple settled in Hebron and raised two daughters Katie and Susan. Marie was a graduate of Southern Connecticut University where she met her college sweetheart. She worked for many years as a registered nurse with her most memorable job being a visiting nurse at VNA East where she earned the prestigious Nightingale award.
Marie enjoyed her many walks on the airline trails with her closest family and friends. She loved to travel and went to many places over the years but the highlight of each year were the annual family Maine trips. Her special place was by the ocean on the marginal way.
Above all, family was always first. Her biggest smiles came when she was with her four grandchildren. She had a forever bond with her two daughters. It was love at first sight with her husband and soulmate that was so strong they were married in less than two years. Their love grew from there and became the beautiful family they have today.
In addition to her loving husband of 42 years she is survived by her daughters Katie Gower and husband Adam and Susan Hannoush and husband Mike, her grandchildren Bryce Gower, Maggie Gower, Blair Hannoush, and Scarlett Hannoush, her mother Mary Blancato and her sister Joan Pethigal and husband Chuck, nephews Jeff and Jimmy and extended families and friends. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the Hebron Lions Club Fairgrounds, 347 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT 06248, calling hours are from 1 – 3 PM. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Marie’s memory to the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation or Hebron Lions Charities. For online condolences please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com
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Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation
BBCF, PO Box 785,, New London CT 06320
Hebron Lions Club, Inc.
347 Gilead Street, Hebron CT 06248