Josephine Frances Commo, age 82, of Pomfret Center and formerly of Colchester, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 1st at Villa Maria Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Plainfield.
Born in Rockville on November 23, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Joseph & Julia (Knybel) Bonan. Josephine married the love of her life, Clyde, on August 6, 1966 in Coventry; the couple made their home and raised their family in North Eastern, CT. Josephine and Clyde spent over 37 years together in love until he predeceased her in 2003.
Josephine was a hard worker who worked many labor intensive jobs to help give her family a good life including picking mushrooms, doing laundry for the Mansfield Training School, in-home childcare and various factory jobs until she went to work for UCONN; she retired in 1999.
Josephine enjoyed spending time with the ladies group at Colchester Commons and was also a past president of the group. She loved to collect bird statuettes and also was a collector of doeskin milk glass. Josephine loved nature and truly appreciated being surrounded by God’s beauty; she always took the time to stop and pick beautiful wildflowers. She was a fantastic cook who passed her love of creating delicious dishes to her daughters and son. Above all however, Josephine enjoyed spending time with her family; road trips and vacations, camping, singing, holidays and just laughing together - she simply loved having everyone together and creating memories.
Josephine will be forever loved and missed by her children, Frances Bergman of Fayetteville, NC, Susan Quigley of Pomfret Center, Ellen Hill of Putnam and Frederick Commo of Las Vegas, NV; her step-son, Henry Commo of Enfield; her brothers, Veto and Joseph Bonan; her sisters, Cecilia North of Stafford Springs, Esther Stephens of Hawthorn, FL and Dorothy Winslow of Springfield, MA; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren and numerous extended family members and friends. In addition to her beloved husband, Clyde, Josephine was predeceased by both of her parents as well as her first husband, Walter Pevearill, and step-daughters Anna Avery and Rita Winters.
A graveside service will be held at 11am on Saturday, August 8th at Grove Hill Cemetery in Vernon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America www.alzfdn.org/donate The Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester has been entrusted with arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com
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