1922 – 2021
Dayville – Annette (Varieur) Navarro, age 98, passed on peacefully at Westview Health Care Center on January 14, 2021. Anne, as she was known, was born in New Bedford, MA on September 9,1922 to Aurore and Hormidas Varieur. She and her family moved to the Attawaugan section of Killingly, CT. She moved to Danielson in 1970 and in 1983 moved to her home at Alexander’s Lake in Dayville.
In 1942 Anne enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II, serving her time in the meteorology assistance field. Her term of service was cut short, needing to return home and attend to family matters because of the death of her mother. She was honorably discharged in December of 1944.
She married John Navarro on November 27,1947, and last November celebrated their 73rd anniversary. Anne worked for many years in local textile mills. She later owned and operated her own business, Navarro’s Liquor Shoppe in Danielson. After retiring she and John enjoyed life at their home at the lake. You would often see them on their back porch waving to their lake neighbors passing by while sipping a glass of wine.
Anne was predeceased by her three sisters, Jeanne Ricci DeGregorio, Agnes Knorr and Helen Clark and her brother Norman Varieur. She was also predeceased by her son Michael in 2016.
She is survived by her beloved husband John, her daughter Suzanne Chartier and son-in-law Louis and her daughter-in-law Gloria Navarro of Marietta, GA. She, ‘Memere’, leaves her four grandchildren, Matthew Navarro (Carolyn) of Park City, UT, Nicholas Navarro (Stephanie) of Marietta, GA, Marybeth Hart (Amber) of Belmar, NJ and Andrew Chartier (Joshua Leveque) of New Haven, CT. She leaves five great grandsons, Carson, Brooks, Ryan and Noah Navarro and Callen Hart. She also leaves several nephews and a niece.
Anne liked socializing with friends at parties, singing while dining at The Place Restaurant in Brooklyn, travelling and exercising. She was an avid reader. She especially loved attending her grandchildrens’ athletic and theatrical events. A wonderful and positive soul, she was always the happiest with a houseful of family. Her favorite thing to say about her family was “How Lucky We Are!”
Funeral services are private and have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook, please visit www.Gilmanandvalade.com.