Yolanda (Barrasso) Ross, age 91, of Glastonbury and formerly of Hebron, passed away on March 13, 2018 at her home in Glastonbury. Born in the Gilead section of Hebron on October 25, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Frances (Cianflone) Barrasso. Yolanda married her beloved husband, Marvin in 1953. The couple made their home and raised their family in Hebron. Upon retirement, they moved to New Mexico, Manchester, Florida, Glastonbury, Vernon and then back to Hebron to spend their final years close to their family. Yola and Ross celebrated 60 years of marriage together, emulating the virtues of love and commitment. She was predeceased by her husband on August 31, 2013. Through the years, Yola touched the lives of so many people as a Physical Education teacher in East Hartford. After retirement, she volunteered for the American Cancer Society by providing transportation to those in need as well as canvasing for the charity for many years. Family was always the foundation of Yola’s life. She was happiest when she was surrounded by family and friends. Yola’s greatest hobby was her family. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining. Sunday dinners were a tradition. Yola will be sadly missed but always remembered with love by her children and their families, Jonathan and Sandra Ross of Colchester and Marlene Kisner of Amston; four grandchildren and their spouses, Jocelyn and husband, Fotios Anastasiou, Jonathan, Jr. and wife, Whitney Ross, Brian and wife, Supatida Kisner and Tyler Kisner; seven great grandchildren, Gabby and Jacob Kisner, Lukas, Adrianna and Kosta Anastasiou and Paul and Wyatt Kisner; a sister-in-law, Bernice Barrasso of Hebron, and her many beloved nieces, along with family members throughout the Midwest and Europe. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, Joseph R. Barrasso, Dorothy Barrasso Colgan, Gloria Barrasso Malecky and Charles A. Barrasso. Yola will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and for the love and devotion toward her family and friends.
The family will receive guests 5 - 7 PM Monday (March 19th) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 10 AM Tuesday (March 20th) directly at the Church of the Holy Family, 185 Church St. (Rte. 85), Hebron. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. Donations in her memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011. Washington, DC 20090-6011 (www.alz.org).
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