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880 Hopmeadow Street
P.O. Box 335
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-658-7613
Fax: 860-651-0476
Pamela Bartlett

Pamela Ann Bartlett (Connolly)

May 12, 2019
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Pamela Ann (Connolly) Bartlett, 82, of Nantucket and Simsbury, died Sunday, May 12, 2019 at the Residence at Brookside in Avon. She was born June 16, 1936 in Hartford, daughter of the late James C. and Virginia (Straughan) Connolly and grew up in Simsbury. She was a graduate of The Oxford School in West Hartford Class of 1954, received her B.A. in History and English from Trinity College, Washington, D.C. Class of 1958. Pam worked hard her whole life and thrived in business and education, she was employed early at Aetna Life & Casualty, implementing IBM systems, then received her M.A. in Education from St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Class of 1966 and taught 4th grade in Simsbury schools. In 1978 she went back to the Aetna as a Training Services manager in writing skills, then Aetna Institute as a Corporate Public Involvement manager, started her consulting firm teaching writing, speaking and negotiating skills to business executives and at independent schools, she managed a capital campaign for the Bushnell, then Development Director for the Canterbury School in Fort Myers, FL. Retirement in Nantucket didn’t last as she took on the job of Assistant Principal at Nantucket High & Middle Schools for 4 years. Pam continued semi-retirement on the island, tutoring students and working at numerous art galleries. Pam was a selfless and generous friend and caregiver to many and her volunteer work was extensive, including Simsbury ABC House, Simsbury Historical Society, SLOCO, Hartford Hospital, Literacy programs, Nantucket - Historical Assoc, Cottage Hospital, Elder Services Council, and Education Trust. Pam enjoyed travel, golf, duplicate bridge, genealogy, book club, writing, needlepoint, entertaining, walking the beach, and many pets from dogs to horses. She maintained wonderful deep friendships that meant the world to her.

She is survived by her greatest joy...her family including daughter, Sarah Bartlett (formerly Neighbours) and her husband Brian T. Grubelic of Simsbury; her brother, James P. Connolly of West Hartford; her much-loved grandchildren, Robert O. Neighbours IV and his wife Emma of Simsbury and Taylor Neighbours and his fiancée Alyse Gould of Stamford and great grandchildren, Robert V, Olivia and Whitney Neighbours; her sister-in-law, Judith McManamy of Cape Elizabeth, Maine; her nephews, Peter Connolly of Cape Elizabeth, Maine and Nicholas Connolly and his wife Michelle of Natick, Mass. She was predeceased by her husband, David L. Bartlett and her late in life partner, Edward H. Little.

There are no calling hours. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 17th at St. Mary’s Church, 946 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury. Burial will follow in Simsbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489 or at www.alz.org. The Vincent Funeral Home of Simsbury is caring for the arrangements. Please visit Pam’s “Book of Memories” at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online tributes.
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  • Service

    May 17, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    May 17, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Mary's Church - Simsbury
    Address
    942 Hopmeadow Street
    Simsbury, CT 06070
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    Officiant
    Fr. Frank Matera
  • Interment

    Location
    Simsbury Cemetery
    Address
    16 Plank HIll Road
    Simsbury, CT 06070
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Donations are being accepted for: Alzheimer's Association, CT Chapter.

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Victoria Albert

Posted at 09:29pm
It is hard to believe Pam is gone. We first met on as next door neighbors on Sedgwick Rd when Sarah was born and immediately she and our daughter ( a month older) became friends. We have kept up through the years including the spouses of our children and our grandchildren playing together in Nantucket. Pam had a remarkable life. She will be sorely missed. Sarah, please keep in touch.

Linda Parrotto

Posted at 02:23pm
We are so sad to hear of Pam's passing. To Sarah and all the family that she loved and was devoted to we send our condolences. We knew Pam on Nantucket and loved her spirit and devotion to friends. When our daughter was ill and dying, Pam took me to church every Sunday in an effort to keep me grounded during an incredibly tragic time. My granddaughter Isabella adored Pam and used to sit on her lap and play with her hair; she was like another gramma to her. We were so thrilled when she and Ted found each other and had a few incredibly happy years together. You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you honor an amazing woman. Rest in peace Pam. Love from the Parrotto Family and the Budzynski Family.
SJ

Sheila Jacobs

Posted at 10:56pm
Pam's kind heart and caring ways touched many of us who were fortunate to know her. She was bright and fun with the inner strength to confront life's challenges with grace. My heart-felt condolences to Sarah and all Pam's loved ones.

Sheila Jacobs
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Janet and Bob Hunt

Posted at 05:01pm
Janet and Bob Hunt
We were deeply saddened to learn of Pan's passing. She was a delightful, warm, kind and above all fun and funny person. She had a captivating warm smile. We always enjoyed our visits with her and are grateful for the pleasant memories of them. Our sincere heartfelt deep sympathy to all her family.
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Sharon Allen

Posted at 03:57pm
Our deepest condolences to the Bartlett and Connolly families. May the love of the Christ comfort you and bring you peace during this difficult time. John 6:40. Pam has left many precious memories to treasure. She will be greatly missed as she rests now in peace.
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