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Catherine Cecelia (Ellis) Oliver

October 16, 1936 ~ March 8, 2021 (age 84)


Catherine Cecelia (Ellis) Oliver, age 84, of Manchester and formerly of Hebron, passed away on March 8, 2021.  Born on October 16, 1936, in Quebec Canada, she was the daughter of the late James A. and Cecelia (Moran) Ellis.  She emigrated to the United States, settling in Hebron with her family as a very young girl and later raised her own family there as well.  Catherine had a diversified career working at Pratt and Whitney as a blue print reader, Hebron Elementary School as a Special Education Teacher Aide, Pioneer Parachute and Quality Name Plate in Glastonbury and finally retiring from the Manchester Housing Authority where she worked as a Receptionist and aide for the assisted living community.  Catherine was a talented crafter with specialities ranging from quilting to knitting and crocheting.  She loved reading, gardening, the challenge of crossword puzzles and relaxing with her favorite TV shows.  She will be sadly missed, but remembered with love by her children and their spouses, Sue Oliver of Bolton, Catherine (Glen) Campen of Andover, Cindy Lukaszewicz of Lebanon, Charles “Chuck” (Yvonne) Oliver, Jr. of Hebron; five grandchildren, Stanley and Michael (Agnieszka) Lukaszewicz, Benjamin Campen, Cody and Tyler Oliver; two great grandchildren, Calvin and Milena Lukaszewicz; and many extended family and friends.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her grandsons, Shawn Michael Lukaszewicz and Garrett Thomas Campen, her brother, William A. Ellis and sister, Mary Hoskins.  The care of private arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester.  Burial will be private. Her final resting place will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Hebron.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to either Manchester Memorial Library or to the Garrett Thomas Campen Memorial fund c/o Cathy Campen, 13 Birch Dr, Andover, CT 06232. For online condolences, please visit  

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