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Mary Straker

February 27, 1932 ~ September 6, 2022 (age 90)

Obituary

Mary (May) Straker, of Colchester, passed away at home on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, with her loving family by her side.  She was 90 years old.  Born in Glasgow Scotland on February 27, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Margaret (Gorman) Collins.  May met her husband, Dennis Straker in Yorkshire England and the couple were married in 1955.  They emigrated to America in 1968 and settled in Colchester, CT where they made their home and raised five children. They shared 39 years together before Dennis predeceased her on November 11, 1993. May was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker who took great pride in caring for her home and family.  She was proud of her Scottish heritage and was a longtime member of the British Overseas American Club in West Hartford.  May’s loss will be mourned by many, especially by her children and their spouses, Garry and Brenda Straker of S. Glastonbury, Paul and Rita Straker of Florida, Stephen and Marilou Straker of Roseville, CA, Belinda Ordonez of Aptos, CA, Sandra Straker of Colchester; ten grandchildren, Derek, Marlene, Angeline, Phillip, Sarah, Liam, Daniel, Caleigh, Alex, and Kayla; eight great grandchildren, Penelope, Amelia, Elias, Theodore, Milo, Matteo, Baire, Olivia; and numerous extended family members and friends.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased in death by eight siblings, Daniel, John, William, Rita, Caroline, Violet, Anna, and Jeanne.  Funeral service will be held at the Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, in Colchester, on Sunday, September 11, 2022 beginning at 2:00 PM and concluding with a Service at 3:30 until 4:00 PM.  Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org  To share a memory or sign Mary’s online guestbook, please visit: www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
September 11, 2022

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT

Funeral Service
Sunday
September 11, 2022

3:30 PM
Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT

Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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