Dora Spada

Dora Spada (Harris)

Wednesday, January 23rd, 1929 - Thursday, February 6th, 2020
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Dora Agnes Harris Spada, beloved wife of the late Samuel Spada, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2020 in West Hartford. Dora was the second of 12 children born to Walter and Margaret (Conley) Harris and was born on January 23, 1929 in Springfield, Il. Dora relocated to Waterbury, CT where she met Sam, the love of her life. Sam and Dora lived in Torrington and Litchfield before settling in Wethersfield in 1964. Dora assisted Sam for many years in his accounting practice and later worked at the CT State Employees Credit Union. Family was everything to Dora, she loved to indulge them with her famous chocolate cakes and cheesecakes. Dora loved the UConn Womens Basketball and was an avid bowler.
She leaves behind her loving sons Terry Spada of West Hartford and Tony (Carolyn) Spada of Wimauma, FL, her four granddaughters Kristy, Brielle, Lorna, and Lilly-Anne Spada and two great-granddaughters Aria and Kayleigh; sisters Margaret (Thomas) Taylor and Rose (Todd) Monaghan; brothers William Harris and James (Adeline) Harris, and a sister in law Delores Harris. She was predeceased by a son Joseph Spada, two sisters Gladys Gaudiosi and Hazel Mecier, and brothers Thomas, Joseph, Charles, David and Walter Harris.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, (Feb. 12), at Church of the Incarnation, 544 Prospect St., Wethersfield CT at 11:00 am, with Visitation at the church for one hour prior to the mass. Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home, West Hartford is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Blvd S #4b, Southington, CT 06489. Online condolences may be made at
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Kathryn Tartaglia-Fuller

Posted at 11:27pm
Dora, derived from the Greek term "God's Gift", could not have more fitting for the gift she was to all who knew and loved her.
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Norma Sweeney

Posted at 11:16am
I'm very sorry for your loss. I'll keep you in my thoughts.

Diane Perugini

Posted at 11:03am
Rest in peace Aunt Dora Love, Diane & Mike Perugini

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