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Ethel Elizabeth Derry

July 26, 1925 ~ January 26, 2021 (age 95)


Ethel Elizabeth Derry, age 95, of Colchester and formerly of Hebron, passed away at home on January 26, 2021.  Born in Jamaica, NY on July 26, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Otto and Elizabeth (Haas) Fensch.  She married her beloved husband Robert F. Derry on December 27, 1947.  The couple built their home and raised their family in Naugatuck, CT.  They shared 54 years of marriage before he predeceased her on June 1, 2002.  Ethel retired several years ago after working for several banking institutions as a Bank Teller. She leaves to mourn her loss, a daughter and her husband, Linda and Robert Johnston of Colchester, with whom she made her home in her final days.  She also leaves her daughter in law Elissa Derry; four granddaughters, Christine, Shelley, Rachel, Becky; six great grandchildren, Catherine, Claire, Leila, Jace, Julien, Jude; and many extended family and friends.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son, Robert Derry and a sister, Helen Smith.  Ethel will be laid to rest with her beloved husband in the Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island, NY at a later date.  The Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester has been entrusted with care of arrangements.  For online condolences, please visit

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