Obituary: Esther A. (Chlapowski) North, 87

Obit - Esther NorthEsther A. (Chlapowski) North, 87, of Southington, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Harry H. North Jr.

She was born on June 29, 1929 in Dudley, MA the daughter of the late Albert and Florence (Leduc) Chlapowski.  Prior to her retirement she worked at Allied Control Co. for many years. She was an active member of the community after becoming involved with the Solstice Bereavement Group. Esther enjoyed playing cards with the “girls” on Friday afternoon at the Calendar House, where she was a member of the Calendar House Crafters and the Calendar House Rockettes.  She volunteered at the Southington Care Center, reading to the residents.  Esther chaired the trips and tours committee and served on the Board of Directors of the Apple Valley Southington Chapter of AARP.

She is survived by her loving children, Ronald North of Hudson, FL, Harry H. North III and spouse William Pelto of Manchester, Esther DelBuono and spouse Jan St.Laurent of Charlton, MA and James and wife Susan North of Florence, MA, her cherished grandchildren Ronald North Jr. Michele and husband Bill Dunn, Danielle and husband Ryan George, Daniel North and Jessica North, her great grandchildren Kevin, Kyle, Ashley, Kadyn, Billy, Tori, Ryan, Steven and Paige Marie as well as great-great grandchildren, Lilly and Tae. She also leaves her brothers Albert and wife Alice Chlapowski and Frank and wife Susan Chlapowski all of MA and a sister Dorothy Borges of RI and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by step brothers Michael and William Chlapowski, sister Jeannette Siegmund, daughter-in-law Lucy North, grand daughter-in-law Heather North and grandson Justin Delbuono.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 at 11 am at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. Calling hours will be on Thursday morning from 9-11am. Burial will be at St. Thomas Cemetery.

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