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Dorothy Polmatier Fisher
  • April 23, 1928 - September 22, 2017
  • Ellington, Connecticut

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“Dear Polmatier Family:We are saddened to read about the loss of your Mom.We regret that we are unable to attend in person to express our sympathies...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Paul and Lois Lodola - FL

“Sending sincere condolences to the family and friends.May you have comfort, at this time of sorrow.John 5:25, Matthew 11:28,29 ”
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“Our sincere sympathies for your loss. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home - CT

“Mom, I can't believe that I will never get that phone call saying "It's your mother"and be able to see your face. I miss you so much but know that...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Nancy Viets - BROAD BROOK, CT

Dorothy (Saypalia) Polmatier Fisher, 89, of Ellington, formerly of East Windsor, South Windsor, and Windsor, beloved wife of the late Arthur Polmatier and Donald Fisher passed into eternal peace on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Rockville General Hospital in the presence of her family and close friend, Linda Dzen. She was born on April 23, 1928 in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late William E. and Florence (Dobruck) Saypalia. Dorothy grew up in East Windsor and was a graduate of Ellsworth School with the Class of 1946. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Nancy Viets and her husband Richard of Broad Brook; her son, Robert Polmatier and his wife Dawn of Stafford Springs; her grandchildren, Allison Thurston and her fiancé, Manny of Simsbury, Shannon Slater and her husband Brent of Vernon, Brian Thurston and his companion Becky of Vernon, and Jonathan Polmatier of Stafford Springs; her great grandson, Sylas Slater of Vernon; her sister-in-law, Barbara Saypalia of Broad Brook, and her close friend Ed Klucewicz of Manchester. She was preceded in death by her son James T. Polmatier, and her brother William E. Saypalia Jr. Dorothy gave of herself tirelessly and served in and participated with many organizations which included St. Gabriel Church, and the St. Gabriel Church Women’s Club. She served on the Windsor Republican Town Committee, was a member of the Windsor Garden Club, St. Casimir’s Lithuanian Society, East Windsor Historical Society, Windsor American Legion Auxiliary, AARP Golden Fellowship, and a Charter Contributor of the Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc. Dorothy served as the First Selectwoman to East Windsor from 1981-1983, where she was the first woman and first republican in 26 years to hold this office. Dorothy also owned and operated Dot’s Deli in East Windsor. She will be remembered as a loving, and caring mom, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend by all those whom she loved. She always put her family first, and as a priority. Family and friends may gather on Thursday, September 28, 2017, 9 a.m., at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd., South Windsor; followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., at St. Catherine Church in Broad Brook. Burial will follow in St. Catherine Cemetery, Broad Brook. Her family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Please visit us at for online condolences and guest book.