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Ellen L. Hay

August 20, 1944 ~ January 23, 2019 (age 74)

Ellen L. Hay, age 74 of Northford, CT passed away peacefully at Branford Hills in Branford, CT on January 23, 2019.  She was the beloved wife of Keith Hay for 40 years.  Ellen was born on August 20, 1944 to the late Alfred and Margaret (Johnson) Tessitore.

Ellen graduated from Stamford Catholic High and went on to earn her certificate in computer sciences at CPI of Stratford, CT. She retired from Trenwick Inc. a Re-Insurance Co. as an Assistant Vice President after 23 years.  Ellen loved spending time in Scituate, MA.  She loved photography, making jewelry, knitting and crocheting.  But most of all she was a great mom, we will miss her.

Ellen will be forever remembered by her two children, Peter DeBona of SC and Cathy (Stephen) Saja of Northford, CT and her two grandchildren Peter DeBona and Austin Saja.  Ellen will also be lovingly remembered by her siblings; brothers, Paul (Kacey) Tessitore of SC and James (Linda) Tessitore of DE, and sister Regina (Paul) Viggiano of CT; as well as many nieces and nephews, a grandniece and grandnephew. She is predeceased by her youngest brother Peter Tessitore. 

Family and friends may visit the Keenan Funeral Home, 330 Notch Hill Rd. Monday January 28th from 10 to 11:30am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated St Monica’s Church, Middletown Avenue, Northford at 12 noon.  Interment will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Trumbull, CT.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.


Donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association
225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago IL 60601
Tel: 1-800-272-3900
Web: http://act.alz.org


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