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Florence Desjarlais

February 3, 1930 January 30, 2020
Florence Desjarlais
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Florence (Brisson) Desjarlais, 89, of Willimantic, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2020 with her children by her side.

Born on February 3, 1930 to the late Albert Brisson and Irene (Fogg) McCarthy, “Flo” lived her life with deep love for God, her family and friends. Predeceased by her husband, Conrad J. Desjarlais; a sister, Doris (Brisson) Flynn; a brother, Carroll Phillips and a granddaughter, Laurie (Rasicot) Champany, “Flo” leaves her sons Ronald and his wife Patricia (Welden) Desjarlais, Gary and his wife Pamela (Wellington) Desjarlais; daughters Diane and her husband Robert Rasicot, Karen and her husband Clayton Doubleday, Sandra and her husband Joseph Kimmey; a brother, Thomas and his wife Shelia (Hughes) McCarthy; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

In her youth, Flo and her best friend, Rita Parla, would take the train from Willimantic to Hartford to see their favorite crooners, big bands and go dancing. During the time they worked at Electro Motive Mfg. Co.,she and Rita would rush home during lunch to watch their favorite soaps/ Later in life, their interests turned to bingo and then just reminiscing at Douglas Manor.

Flo and Conrad had a large property with a pond and it was a gathering place for many over the years. People used to say it was like a park. There was swimming and picnics in summer and ice skating parties in winter. After retirement, Wednesday afternoons were devoted to some very competitive croquet games with friends and family at the “Park”. Hobbies over the years included swimming, crocheting, knitting, reading, gardening and water aerobics. You couldn't find a sweeter, kinder person. We will eternally celebrate the gift of her life.

Calling hours for Florence will be Sunday Feb 2, from 2 to 4PM at Bacon Funeral Home 71 Prospect St, Willimantic. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday Feb 3, at 11AM at St. Mary Church 46 Valley St, Willimantic. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Windham.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mary Church Building Fund 80 Maple Ave, Willimantic, CT. 06226 or to the Alzheimer's Association CT. Chapter 200 Executive Blvd S #4B, Southington, CT. 06489 (

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2:00 PM 2/2/2020 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 2/2/2020 4:00:00 PM
Bacon Funeral Home

71 Prospect St
Willimantic, CT 06226

Bacon Funeral Home
71 Prospect St Willimantic 06226 CT
United States

Funeral Mass




11:00 AM 2/3/2020 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2/3/2020 12:00:00 PM
St. Mary Ukranian Catholic Church

70 Oak St
Willimantic, CT 06226

St. Mary Ukranian Catholic Church
70 Oak St Willimantic 06226 CT
United States

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St. Joseph Cemetery Final Resting Place

61 Club Rd
Windham, CT 06280

61 Club Rd Windham 06280 CT
United States

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