Catherine "Kitty" Calamari Fuller

Catherine “Kitty” Calamari Fuller, 98, passed away on January 21, 2019, in Milford, at the age of 98 after a brief illness with her family by her side.  She was born in Chester on September 12, 1920 to Giovanni and Julia Calamari along with her identical twin, Santina O’Neill. The twins were the youngest of their 6 children.  She was a 1939 graduate of Chester High School.  She proudly attended her 75th class reunion. After graduation, she held secretarial positions at Uarco and Sitelite and a bookkeeping post at Chester Bank.  Kitty was also bookkeeper for Calamari Brothers; her brothers’ blasting and contracting business.  She returned to her career after her two girls went to junior high, holding the position of Assistant Town Treasurer of Chester for 15 years until she and her husband Tom retired. Kitty was an active member of St. Ann’s Altar Society in Chester where she worked on spaghetti dinners, strawberry festivals and cleaning the altar.  She was treasurer and chaplain of the American Legion Auxiliary Post of Chester.  Their unit was active in visiting the Veterans’ homes in Rocky Hill and marching in, and making sandwiches for, the annual Chester Memorial Day parade. She and her husband Tom enjoyed a long and happy retirement on Wig Hill Road gardening, walking and visiting their grandchildren. She is survived by two daughters, Claire Connors of Burtonsville, Maryland and Janet Phillips of Milford Connecticut, two sons in law, Robert Connors and Gerard Phillips, three grandchildren Neil Connors, Shannon Kukulka and Sean Phillips.  Kitty is predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years, Thomas Fuller, her twin sister, three brothers; Joseph, Andrew and Augustine Calamari and eldest sister, Mary Tracey. Kitty’s family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Milford Health and Rehabilitation Center, Chesterfield’s Health Care Center, and home health aide Trish Parker for their years of compassionate care. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday January 25, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph’s Church, 48 Middlesex Avenue in Chester. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Visitation will held on Thursday January 24, 2019 (Today) at the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main Street in Centerbrook from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. Donations may be made in her memory to St. Joseph’s Church in Chester. To share a memory of Kitty or send a condolence to her family please visit www.rwwfh.com