Felicia Louise (Whitten) Fenton

Born: Wed., Apr. 16, 1930
Died: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017

Memorial Service

10:00 AM Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
Location: Preston City Congregational Church

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Preston – Felicia Fenton, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, October 14, 2017.
She was born in Norwich, CT on April 16, 1930 to the late Elmo and Mabel (Lewis) Whitten.
Having a father in the military, Felicia and her sisters were raised in many states across the country.  Living in California in her late teens she would regularly go to the ports and welcome the sailors coming off the ship.  It was here that she met the love of her life, Paul Fenton.  They wed in 1949.  From there they built a home and settled in Groton.  It was there that they raised four sons.
Felicia had many jobs throughout her life which included waitress, real estate agent and the last being a slot attendant at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun.  In the late 1970s and early 1980s Paul and Felicia owned and operated Fentera’s Restaurant and Lounge.  After Paul passed away in 1991, Felicia made her home with her son Thomas and his wife Charlotte in Preston for the next 25 years.  
Survivors include her four sons and their wives Paul and Dawn of Elizabethtown, NY, Daniel and Deborah, Thomas and Charlotte all of Preston, and Mark Fenton of Beavertown, OR, her sister Jackie Jones of Groton.  She was a compassionate and loving grandmother to Jennifer Gileau, Leigh Melia, Jonathan Fenton, Kristen Farley, Stephanie Colby, Kendal Fenton, Danielle Aspinwall, Shalene Fenton, Stacey Curry and Brandon Fenton.  She also leaves 20 great grandchildren and her beloved 4-legged companion Myette.  
She was predeceased by her husband Paul and sister Joan Nassetta.
The family would like to thank her caregiver Connie Kennebrew.  She made these last few weeks bearable giving mom the best care and dignity anyone could ask for.  We will forever be grateful.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Felicia’s memory to Preston City Congregational Church or the Center of Hospice Care of SE CT
A memorial service will be held 10:00AM Saturday October 21, 2017 at Preston City Congregational Church, Preston CT with burial to immediately follow at the Preston City Cemetery, Preston, CT.  There are no calling hours.  The Gagne Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT has been entrusted with arrangements.  For online condolences please go to www.gagnepiechowski.com

Charitable donations may be made in Felicia 's memory to the following organizations:

Center of Hospice Care Southeastern CT
227 Dunham Street Norwich, CT 06360

Preston City Congregational Church
321 Route 164 Preston, CT 06365
Tel: (860)887-4647

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Gary and Sandy Maynard
   Posted Tue October 17, 2017
Fenton family, sending loving thoughts for you and your family during this time of loss. Cherish your memories deep within your hearts and hold them dear. Felicia was loved by all who had the pleasure to know her and will be remembered in many ways. May she rest in peace.

Marilyn Monroe
   Posted Tue October 17, 2017
Love and deepest sympathy to you all. Felicia was a pleasure and a joy to be around. She will be deeply missed. Dawn's sister, Marilyn

Patty Schultz
   Posted Wed October 18, 2017
Paul, Dawn and family....we are very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother....we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers at this time....

dennis j riley
   Posted Thu October 19, 2017
I extend condolences to members of Fel's family...I knew her and her parents (along with Mr. and Mrs. Goodrich--her grandparents) while I was growing up on North Main St. in Norwich...we lived in the same apartment house as her grandparents...her life was certainly a meaningful one...

Lucy Lopez
   Posted Thu October 19, 2017
It was an honor to had meet this amazing woman. The world had lost an Angel. RIP. My condolences to her family.

Nelson and Lucy Lopez

Debora Gilbert
   Posted Fri November 17, 2017
My dearest Mama Fel.....Not a day goes by i dont think of you...I just wish you would have talked to me about things.... We could have definitely worked things out between Connie and myself. I would never deny you a caregiver that you had for 4 or plus years prior to me ...especially when you were sick. It breaks my heart that I never got to say goodbye to you...you were my best friend and the mother i never had. I still miss you every single day and I will always always love you.....You taught me so much.... Rest in peace my friend...I will never forget you

Lots of Love Always....Deb

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