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Evelyn L. (Lazauski) Tomala

November 18, 1923 ~ May 16, 2022 (age 98)

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Harwinton- Evelyn L. Tomala, 98, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022, at her home. She was the beloved wife of 57 years of the late John (Bucky) J. Tomala.

        Mrs. Tomala was born in Torrington on November 18, 1923, daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Sherpenski) Lazauski, and had been a lifelong area resident. She was a communicant of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, of Our Lady of Hope Parish, where she served her parish as a member of the Altar Society, Choir, and a CCD teacher. Mrs. Tomala often volunteered to work at local elections for the Town of Harwinton. She was a member of the Harwinton Senior Center, the Harwinton Sundowners, and enjoyed watching UConn Men’s and Women’s basketball. Evelyn will be remembered as a special mom who truly enjoyed caring for her family.

        Survivors include a daughter, Gail Tomala and her husband, Peter Behuniak, of Glastonbury; a son, Michael Tomala and his wife, Kerry Sheehan-Tomala, of Harwinton; two grandchildren, Tabitha Tomala of NC, and Alex Behuniak of Glastonbury; and several nieces and nephews. Evelyn was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters.

        The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Michele, Evelyn’s caregiver of 15 years, for her continued love, support, and care.

        Funeral services will be held Friday, May 27, 2022 at 11:00a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 78 Litchfield Rd., Harwinton. Burial will be private. Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, 258 Prospect St., Torrington, is in care of arrangements.

        In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Hope Parish, P.O. Box 285, New Hartford, CT 06057, or Meals on Wheels NWCT, c/o 88 E. Albert St., Torrington, CT 06790, or Foothills VNA, 33 Union St., Winsted, CT 06098.

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Mass of Christian Burial
May 27, 2022

11:00 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
78 Litchfield Rd.
Harwinton, CT 06791

Private Committal

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