- July 7, 1931 - April 28, 2009
- Waterford, Connecticut
of Gertrude's Passing
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“We will miss Aunt Gert very much. I remember many happy days as a childand at picnics and how plesent it was to be around her. Uncle Rich please let...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Fredrick Nunes - Seminole, FL
“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 »
2 of 34 | Posted by: Joan Malchiodi - Uncasville, CT
“Rich, Sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time.
3 of 34 | Posted by: Diane Bartol Harrington - 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 »
4 of 34 | Posted by: Martha Heap Shoemaker - Old Lyme, CT
“To the Falvey Family, A sweet lady has passed,we share your sorrow.Tony and Ann Gigliotti
5 of 34 | Posted by: - Waterford, CT
Please accept my deepest sympathy at this most difficult time.
6 of 34 | Posted by: Aurelio (Ray) Ferri - Norwich, CT
“Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Falvey family.
7 of 34 | Posted by: Kelly & Dave Molcan - Norwich, CT
“Sorry to hear of Gert's passing. She was wonderful person and will be missed by all of us. We extend our sincere sympathy.
8 of 34 | Posted by: John & Charlotte Shine - FL
“Mary, Marty, Maya and Family;Our deepest sympathy to you at this time of great sorrow. May all the wonderful memories that you have shared bring you...Read More »
9 of 34 | Posted by: A friend
“Mary, Iam so sorry for your loss. You and your family our in my thoughts and prayers.
10 of 34 | 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 »
11 of 34 | Posted by: Doreen Johnson - Lake Placid, FL
“MARY,COLLEEN,KATHY AND RICH, I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR MOM. IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN DO PLEASE CALL. I LOVED AUNT GERT AND WILL ALWAYS...Read More »
12 of 34 | Posted by: A friend
“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 »
13 of 34 | Posted by: Sandi and Bud Shine - FL
“Mary - Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
14 of 34 | Posted by: Mary Timpano - Waterford, CT
“To the family of Mrs. Falvey,I'm so sorry for your loss. She was the most gracious, lively, courageous woman. It was an honor to know her.
15 of 34 | Posted by: Naomi Nomizu MD
“Please know that you are in our thoughts and in our hearts at this sorrowful time. Deapest sympathy Dennis and Merry Jackson
16 of 34 | Posted by: Dennis Jaclson - Mystic, CT
“Our deepest sympathy and condolences go to you and your family from the Davis family, Marilyn and the boys.
17 of 34 | Posted by: A friend
“Dear Rich and family, please accept our heartfelt sympathy and prayers in your hour of grief,
18 of 34 | 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
19 of 34 | 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 »
20 of 34 | Posted by: Diane Guardiani Johnson - CT
“My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
21 of 34 | Posted by: Sarah Robert
“Richard, Sorry to see that Gert has passed on. One of the most pleasant people I have known. God Bless.
22 of 34 | Posted by: John Gentilella - Winter Garden, FL
“So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you.
Barbara and DAvid Silverstone
23 of 34 | 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 »
24 of 34 | Posted by: Mike Mooney and Family - CT
“Dear Rick, So sorry to read about your mothers passing.
25 of 34 | Posted by: Joan Griffin - Bremerton, WA
“richard,sorry to hear of you moms passing away
26 of 34 | Posted by: gina debona - new london, CT
“Dearest Rich Our deepest sympathies are with you at this time. Our prayers are with you also and we mourn your loss.Jim and Gina Brown
27 of 34 | Posted by: James Brown - Sellersville, PA
“Mr. Falvey,My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
28 of 34 | Posted by: Kathy Nunes - Waterford, CT
“Dear Rich and family, Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve. She was a wonderful lady. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
29 of 34 | Posted by: Leo and Donna Labbe - FL
“She was a fine woman. My condolences to the family. She will be missed.
30 of 34 | Posted by: Alec Peterson - New London, CT
“God Bless you Uncle Rich and family. Rest in peace Aunt Gert.
31 of 34 | Posted by: Amanda (Sanders) Partridge - CT
“Uncle Rich, Kathy, Colleen, Ricky & Mary, I will miss Aunt Gert dearly. She was a fantastic lady. Cheryl
32 of 34 | Posted by: Cheryl Sanders - Quaker Hill, CT
“Mary-I am sooo sorry to hear about your Mom. My Dad died just two months ago and it is so difficult. You will be in my prayers.
33 of 34 | Posted by: Lisa Valentine Maynard - CT
“Dear Richard, Rick and Family, I'm so sorry to learn of the passing of "Gert". May your memories and the prayers of many bring you comfort at this...Read More »
34 of 34 | Posted by: Carole (Lee) Baier - Uncasville, CT
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
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.
12 Ocean Avenue New London, CT 06320
Tel. (860) 443-1871