Dolores Mary Bromley Villafano, a longtime resident of Newtown, born November 3, 1938, entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 7, 2019. Dolores was predeceased by her husband, Joaquin Joseph Villafana. She was the devoted and beloved mother of Joseph Villafano and his wife, Linda Allen Villafano, and loving grandmother of Theresa Ullrich Villafano and her husband, Philip Ullrich; Celeste Villafano; and Geno Villafano and his wife, Becca Jaroszewski Villafano. She was great-grandmother to Bentley and Roman Ullrich.
Dolores was born the first of eight children to Mary Rosaly Mariconto Bromley and Harold S. Bromley in Bridgeport. She graduated from Central High in 1958 and in November of 1959 was married to the love of her life, Joe. She and Joe, along with their son, moved to Newtown in 1967. Widowed at a young age, Dolores worked very hard and remained in Newtown the rest of her life. She served lunches at the Newtown Middle School cafeteria for 20 years. While there, she worked a third shift job with Vishay/Vitramon in Monroe and retired after 20 years of service in 2009.
Dolores was also predeceased by her brother, Harold S. Bromley, Jr, and sister, Cathrine Bromley Meunier. Surviving siblings are Mary Bromley Ferreira of Florida; Carmela Bromley of Trumbull; Tony Bromley and his wife, Donna, of Shelton; Theresa Tiberio of Shelton; and Warren Bromley of Newtown. She is also survived by many close and loving nieces and nephews.
Dolores was a member of St Rose of Lima Newtown. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, June 21, at 10:30 am, at St Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown with burial to follow at St Michael’s Cemetery, 2205 Stratford Avenue, Stratford.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale Cancer Center, or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society CT Chapter.
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