Ann Essex

Ann Essex

Sunday, April 1st, 1923 - Friday, September 25th, 2020
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WATERBURY - Mrs. Ann (Dunlap) Essex, age 97 of Waterbury, passed away peacefully on Friday evening September 25, 2020 at the Cheshire House with her family by her side. She was the widow of Ernest Essex.

Mrs. Essex was born on April 1, 1923 in Waterbury the daughter of the late Frederick and Ellen (Fitzpatrick) Dunlap. Ann was educated in the New Haven School system and worked for many years at both W.D. Stanley Co and Timex in Middlebury. She spent most of her adult life living in Wolcott and enjoyed ten years of retirement in Spring Hill FL. Ann was a devoted parishioner of St. Leo the Great Church and enjoyed playing bingo. What was most important to Ann was her family and she was always happiest spending time with all of them. She will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know and love her.

Left to honor Ann’s love and legacy are her children; son Robert and his wife Eileen of Oldsmar FL and Edward and his wife Mary of Port St. Lucie FL and daughter, Judith Keating and her husband Gary of Waterbury. Ann was blessed with 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Ann was predeceased by her daughter, Linda and her sister, Mary Brennan.

Funeral services for Mrs. Essex will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2020 when a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Mary Mother of the Church Parish, St Leo the Great Church Bentwood Dr Waterbury at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in New Pinegrove Cemetery. Those attending the Mass are asked to please meet directly at church. Relatives and friends may visit with Ann’s family for “walk-through visitation” on Friday evening from 4:00 till 6:00 p.m. at Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services 1987 East Main St. Waterbury, CT 06705. All governmental restrictions related to COVID-19 will be strictly enforced. To honor Ann’s memory, donations to National MS Society, 101 A First Avenue. Waltham, MA 02451. Memories endure only if you share them so you are encouraged to leave an on-line condolence, words of comfort or a personal memory with the Essex family on Anne’s tribute page at
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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Casey's Eastside Memorial Funeral Home & Tribute Center
    1987 East Main St
    Waterbury, CT 06705
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 10:00am
    Saint Leo The Great Church
    14 Bentwood Dr
    Waterbury, CT 06705
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  • Interment

    New Pine Grove Cemetery
    850 Meriden Rd
    Waterbury, CT 06705
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Posted at 12:21pm
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Bill and Barbara Gilmartin

Posted at 12:09pm
Bobby, Judy & Gary: You have our heartfelt condolences! Sorry we are not able to be with you.
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Ann Rinaldi

Posted at 12:48pm
Dear Eddie and Mary
Rudy and I were so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom.We are unable to attend the services but our prayers are with you and your family.
Ann and Rudy

Don Donahue

Posted at 08:29am
Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and Gary. Hope you are both doing well.

Don & Julie Donahue

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Posted at 04:45am
We are so sorry for your loss. Lots of love to the Essex family.
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