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“Kathy, Colleen, Rick, and Families, Our sincerest sympathy on the loss of your mother. It is difficult to lose a loved one. May your memories...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Joan Malchiodi - Uncasville, CT

“Dear Colleen and family, I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I am sure these last weeks have been difficult. Losing a parent is a...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Martha Heap Shoemaker - Old Lyme, CT

“Dear Rich, Please accept my deepest sympathy at this most difficult time. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Aurelio (Ray) Ferri - Norwich, CT

“Mary, Iam so sorry for your loss. You and your family our in my thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Begin - Griswold, CT

“Dear uncle Rich and family, are thoughts and prayers are with you. We always enjoyed it so much when you'd come and visit mom and dad in Florida,...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Doreen Johnson - Lake Placid, FL

“Dear Rich and Family, Bud and I would like to extend our deep sympathy and condolences to you and your family in the passing of Gert. She'll be...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Sandi and Bud Shine - FL

“Please know that you are in our thoughts and in our hearts at this sorrowful time. Deapest sympathy Dennis and Merry Jackson ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Dennis Jaclson - Mystic, CT

“Dear Rich and family, please accept our heartfelt sympathy and prayers in your hour of grief, ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: David & Christine Belanger - CT

“So sorry to here of Gert's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Michael, Cindy, Charley and Mikey DeBiasi ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Michael and Cindy DeBiasi - CT

“Mary and family, So sorry for the loss of your mother. She was an amazing woman and you are fortunate to have so many great memories of her. I...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Diane Guardiani Johnson - CT

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. Barbara and DAvid Silverstone ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Silverstone - CT

“Dear Rich and Family, My Family and I would like to extend our sympathy and Love to you and your Family on the loss of your dear wife and Mother. We...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Mike Mooney and Family - CT

Waterford-Gertrude Slate Falvey 77 of Waterford died Tuesday April 28, 2009, peacefully at home with her family after a long battle with cancer. Gert is survived by her husband of nearly 53 years, Richard.

Gert was born on July 7, 1931 to the late Charlotte and Charles Slate. A graduate of Chapman Tech, class of 1949, she worked for the telephone company before staying home to raise her children.
She is survived her daughter Kathleen Falvey MacKenzie of Wrentham, MA., Colleen Falvey Acunzo and son-in- law Francis Acunzo of Branford. Her son Richard C. Falvey Jr. and fiancé Michelle Napert of East Haddam and her daughter Mary Falvey Giragosian and son-in-law Marty of Waterford. Gert was a loving and adored grandmother of eight: Rachael MacKenzie, Katelyn MacKenzie, Amanda MacKenzie, Taylor Falvey, Alexander Acunzo, Zachary Acunzo, Richard Falvey III and Miya Giragosian. She is survived be her brother Park Slate and his wife Eleanor of Kyle of Texas, Clarence Slate and his wife Alma of Loveland, CO and her brother in law Robert Mandell of Leicester England and many nieces and nephews. Gert is predeceased by her sister Gloria Nunes and husband Arthur of New London, and her sister Ruth H. Mandell of Leicester, England.

Gert had an infectious sense of humor and always enjoyed a good laugh. Gert was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling with her husband and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed spending winters at her home in Delray Beach Florida. Her smile and loving personality will be missed by all who knew her.

The funeral will assemble at 9:15 a.m. on Friday at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Southeast Connecticut; or to the Connecticut Hospice.
Please visit www.neilanfuneralhome.com for directions or to sign Mrs. Falvey's online guestbook.

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