Verna Augusta (Duerden ) Vanase

Born: Wed., Aug. 14, 1929
Died: Sun., Sep. 20, 2020


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 25, 2020
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

1:00 PM Sat., Sep. 26, 2020
Location: St. Mary's Church

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Jewett City – Verna Vanase, 91, of Jewett City passed away September 20, 2020 at the W.W. Backus Hospital.  
She was born August 14, 1929 to the later Arthur and Irene Duerden.  Verna worked at the Federal Paper Board in Versailles until her retirement.  She was married twice first to Joseph Joly, Sr. then to Clifford Vanase, they both predeceased her.  
She is survived by a sister Roz Legary, two sons Joseph Joly, Jr. and wife Linda and Gregory Vanase and wife Melissa, a daughter Peggy Wolfe and husband George, three stepdaughters Cathy Cardinal, Debby Vanase and Tammy Gasparino, five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, six step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren.  
Verna was predeceased by two sisters Barbara Kogurt and Gloria Poisson and a stepson Gary Vanase.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Verna’s memory to American Cancer Society 30 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701
Calling hours will be held 5:00-7:00PM Friday September 25, 2020 at the Gagne Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00PM Saturday September 26, 2020 at St. Mary’s Church, Jewett City.  Burial will immediately follow at Tillinghast Cemetery, Plainfield CT.  For online condolences please go to

Charitable donations may be made in Verna's memory to the following organization:

American Cancer Society
30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701
Tel: 800 952 7430 x4712

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