1929 – 2011
Thompson – Helena “Dolly” (Kelaita) Vermiglio, 82, of Westside Dr., formerly of Bristol, CT, died Saturday, December 10, 2011, in UMass University Campus. Born in Bristol, CT, she was the daughter of the late David Benjamin and Yokhaver (Ayeas) Kelaita.
Prior to her retirement in 1994, Mrs. Vermiglio worked as a receptionist and secretary for Dabko Industries and TRW/SKF.
Helena is survived by her daughter, Maria (Vermiglio) Bashaw of Thompson; her sister, Mae Nimchek and her husband John of Putnam; her sister in-law Joan Kelaita of Plainville, CT; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
She was predeceased by her late brothers and their wives, William Kelaita and his wife Eileen, Joseph Kelaita and his wife Betty, and George Kelaita.
There will be no calling hours. Family requests that the funeral is private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
Dear Mae and Maria,
My deepest sympathies on the death of Dolly. I never realized how much younger she was than my Mom but there was quite a difference. It has been so long since any of us has seen any of you but old friendship never dies even though we do.
Please know you will be in our prayers. I hope that Dolly did not suffer greatly and that her leaving was peaceful.
DKH Respiratory Therapy Dept
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Helena was well known to the department and we will miss caring for her.
Maria & Mae: On behalf of the entire Nicastro clan I offer you our deepest sympathies on the passing of “Dolly.” I have great memories of visiting with Dolly and your mom/grandmother on Park Street next to Muzzy Field. We wish you all the best for the holidays. Keep Dolly close by keeping the good memories close.
I am so sorry to just find out about My Aunt’s Passing I will always remember the great times I had growing up and coming to visit with my Father & Mom, Brother Chip,Sister Cindy… My heart goes out to you all.. As well as my Uncle George to on his passing.. You all will never ever be forgotten in my heart.
Love Chris kelaita