Dolores Spellman Obituary

Dolores Janovic Spellman
Dolores Janovic Spellman

April 27, 1926 - May 1, 2019
Born in West Orange, NJ
Resided in Waterford, Connecticut


Dolores Spellman
Waterford - Dolores Janovic Spellman, 93, of Waterford, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in West Orange, New Jersey on April 27, 1926, the daughter of Raymond and Estelle Slawinski Janovic. She married William Spellman in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in New London on June 24, 1950. He died on May 30, 2006.
Mrs. Spellman was a graduate of Bloomfield High School in Bloomfield, New Jersey. She had been employed as an Administrative Assistant at Electric Boat in Groton, the Waterford Board of Education and the Waterford Police Department. She was a communicant of St Paul Church in Waterford.
She is survived by two sons, William Spellman (Tricia) and Daniel Spellman (Denise) both of Waterford. She is also survived by two daughters, Susan Spellman Zeppieri of Gales Ferry and Nancy Spellman Trunko (David) of Wallingford. Dee had 11 grandchildren; James, Jordan (Jason), Katie, Sean, Danielle (Stephanie), Ryan, Avery, Kelli, Megan, Shea and Liam. She also had 5 great grandchildren; Owen, Colin, Josie, Sunny and Luke.
Dee created a warm and loving home for her children. She often looked after many of the grandchildren and was famous for the best Mac n Cheese! The family spent many hours on the porch talking or watching TV and often times napping on the most comfortable couch ever made. She was a great mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She truly knew how to make people feel loved.
The funeral will assemble at 9:15 AM Monday at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave, New London and proceed to a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Paul
Church scheduled for 10 AM. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday from 5-8 PM at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
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Calling Hours
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT US 06320
Sunday, May 5, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Paul Church
170 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, Connecticut 06385
Monday, May 6, 2019
10:00 AM
St. Mary Cemetery
600 Jefferson Avenue
New London, CT US 06320
Monday, May 6, 2019

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