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“Dear Paul, So very sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you. May you take comfort in all your wonderful memories. Sincerely, John and Leslie...Read More »
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“She was a great lady. We did many family trips together. I will truly miss her. ”
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“A true lady inside and out. I'm so thankful to have been able to visit with you and Sandy back in 2004 when I visited Connecticut. Thank you for...Read More »
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“I have so many wonderful memories of my "Aunt Mulla" and Uncle Ken. From the time just after their wedding when they had a small apartment on Filley...Read More »
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“Carmela had such a kind and gentle soul. I consider myself lucky to have met her and share conversations with her from time to time over the years. I...Read More »
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“She was a great lady. We did many family trips together. I will truly miss her. ”
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Carmela (Russo) Soderburg, 95, lifelong resident of Bloomfield and beloved wife for 33 years of the late Kenneth James Soderburg, passed away at her home on Monday, August 7, 2017. Born in Hartford on December 23, 1921, daughter of the late Saverio and Mary (Juno) Russo she was raised in Bloomfield, a graduate of Bloomfield High School and a lifelong parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. She worked for 20 years as an accountant at the Hartford Cement Company followed by being a partner for 25 years in the Soderburg Fire Equipment Company. During World War II, she also supported our countries efforts as a treasurer of the former Kelly Tavener Auxiliary post. Carmela had a method of communicating that supported building mutual respect and relationships. The reinforcement of these relationships was evident when visiting her at home. An intended brief visit would often be followed by her cooking for you at a moment’s notice. These meals would sometimes include her subtle humor and admiration for practical jokes. Regardless of the occasion or reason for the visit, she listened, made you feel welcome and important to her. Carmela leaves a daughter, Sandra Soderburg Braun and her husband Patrick Braun of Bloomfield; a son Paul Soderburg and his wife Colette Soderburg of South Windsor; a sister Phyllis Eger of Florida; a granddaughter Jennifer Mary Braun and her fiancé John McGuire of Bloomfield. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a sister Carmella Mariotti and three brothers Martin Serignese, Rocco Russo and Anthony Russo. Her family will receive friends on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 4 -7 p.m., at Sacred Heart Church 26 Wintonbury Avenue, Bloomfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. also at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will follow at Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Carmela’s loving caregivers, Laura Hutchins, Sheila Santiago and Masonicare Partners - Home Health & Hospice for their expert care and concern during this difficult time. Memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church - Garden Fund, 26 Wintonbury Avenue, Bloomfield or to the Bloomfield Volunteer Ambulance Fund, Inc., c/o Bob Whalen, 61 Maple Avenue, Bloomfield, CT 06002. Carmon Windsor Funeral Home has care of the arrangements.