Vita Samuelson

Vita Samuelson (Lucian)

Tuesday, February 15th, 1938 - Monday, December 10th, 2018
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WATERBURY – Vita Rose (Lucian) Darley Samuelson, age 80 of Waterbury, passed away at home on Monday, December 10, 2018, surrounded by the love and comfort of her family after a long but courageous battle with breast cancer. She was the widow of James E. Darley, Sr. and Roy Samuelson.

Vita was born February 15, 1938 in Waterbury, CT the daughter of the late Dominic and Mary (Colella) Lucian and was a lifelong resident of the Waterbury. She was a graduate of Wilby High School, Class of 1957 and spent many years working at JC Penny’s in the fine jewelry department. Vita loved life and had many friends. In spite of the hardships she faced in life, Vita always maintained a positive attitude. She enjoyed traveling, dancing, and socializing and was a member of the Prospect Senior Center, where she enjoyed spending time with her friends.

Among her survivors are her children; Donna Darley and her husband, Robert Eyman of Cheshire and her son, Derek Darley and his wife, Mary Fisher of Terryville. Besides her husbands, James and Roy, Vita was predeceased by her son, James E. Darley Jr. and her daughter in law, Lisa Lux Darley.

A Service of Remembrance for Mrs. Samuelson will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home, 1987 East Main St.@Southmayd Rd Waterbury. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury. Relatives and friends may visit with Vitas’s family on Friday morning at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:30 a.m. To extend online expressions of sympathy to the family or for additional information, kindly visit the funeral home website at:
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  • Visitation

    Friday, December 14th, 2018 | 10:00am - 11:30am
    Friday, December 14th, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
    Casey's Eastside Memorial Funeral Home & Tribute Center
    1987 East Main St
    Waterbury, CT 06705
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  • Service

    Friday, December 14th, 2018 | 11:30am
    Friday, December 14th, 2018 11:30am
    Casey's Eastside Memorial Funeral Home & Tribute Center
    1987 East Main St
    Waterbury, CT 06705
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Deacon Chuck Colella
  • Interment

    Calvary Cemetery
    2324 East Main ST
    Waterbury, CT 06705
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Linda Isis Primus RDH

Posted at 09:25am
Dear Donna & Family,
Sorry of your loss. Sadly we say 'Goodbye' to your mom. Gladly God says "Halo" to her.
Linda Isis Primus

Robert Szoldra

Posted at 05:38am
My deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. Your family is in my prayers.


Posted at 05:17am
Very sorry for your loss Derek, Im thinking of you.
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J Dadamo

Posted at 02:11pm
So sorry for your loss. I’ve known Vita since I was a child and I would run into her throughout the years. I hadn’t seen her for several years until recently....I saw her at Walmart...and whether it was a year or 5 years that passed she always greeted me with a smile and a hug....She always let me talk about “Big Jim” and his words of wisdom...Feeling blessed that our paths crossed again and that the last time I saw her she told me to come over here and give me a hug.God Bless .

Brandie Fiore

Posted at 12:25pm
My sympathy to Darek and family...from Brandie and Kim Fiore.

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