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Nancy Ann Dennehy

June 24, 1950 ~ November 14, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Nancy Dennehy Obituary

Nancy Ann Dennehy, 73, of Colchester, passed away on the early morning of Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at Backus Hospital in Norwich, CT. Born June 24, 1950, at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT; she was a daughter of the late Robert and Viola (Valli) Rutty. Nancy married her husband, Robert Dennehy in 1970; the couple settled down in Colchester where they raised their sons. She obtained her nursing degree from St. Francis School of Nursing in Hartford in 1971. She then went on to work as a nurse at the same hospital she was born at, Middlesex Hospital, for over 43 years until her retirement in 2016. During her Nursing career she furthered her education ultimately obtaining her master's degree in health care management. In her spare time, she loved to curl up with a good book and was a fan of musicals. Nancy was also an avid fan of the Girls UCONN Basketball Team and rarely missed a home game.  She is survived by her husband Robert Dennehy; her sons Scott and his wife Tina Dennehy, and Ryan Dennehy; grandchildren Kaitlyn, JJ and Brayden Dennehy; sisters Joane Colburn and Louise and husband David Joyce; brother-in-law Brian and wife Jann Dennehy; Nieces Amber, Shannon, Katie and Kristen; cats Gizmo and Tinkerbell; and numerous other extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her brother-in-law Bob Colburn. Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 24, 2023, from 5 to 7 PM at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester, CT 06415. A funeral liturgy will be held the following day on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at 10 AM directly at the St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, CT 06415. Burial will follow in the New St. Andrew Cemetery on Gillette's Lane in Colchester. A Celebration of Nancy will occur at 1pm at St Mary Ukrainian Church Hall, 180 Linwood Ave Colchester, CT  06415. In Lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Glioblastoma Foundation P.O. Box 62066 Durham, NC 27715.

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November 24, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT

Funeral Liturgy
November 25, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Andrew Church (Norwich Ave, Colchester)

Celebration of Life
November 25, 2023

1:00 PM
St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church
178 Linwood Avenue
Colchester, CT 06415

November 25, 2023

New St. Andrew Cemetery
Gillettes Lane
Colchester, CT 06415


Glioblastoma Foundation
P.O. Box 62066, Durham NC 27715


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