Allison F. Laudati
Granby, Conn. Allison Faye (Matheson) Laudati passed away at her home on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 after a dignified and inspiring battle with cancer.
She is survived by her husband, best friend and fellow adventurer John L. Laudati; mother Leatrice Matheson Edwards, of Rogers, Ariz.; sisters, Monica Trembley, of Westerville, Ohio, and Ranae Hiller, of Eugene, Ore.; brother, Michael (Liz) Matheson, of Springfield, Ariz.; father-in-law, John Laudati, of Waterbury, Conn.; two brothers-in-law, Bob (Jan) Laudati, of Branford, Conn., and Mark Laudati and Laura Galvin, of Winsted, Conn.
Allison was predeceased by her father, Everett Matheson; stepfather, Gene Edwards; and mother-in-law, Ellen Laudati. Allison leaves behind a host of nephews, nieces, and great nephews and nieces who loved her dearly.
Allison was born in Blue Earth. She graduated from Blue Earth High School and the University of Connecticut. She came to Connecticut as an employee of The Hartford Insurance Company. Allison was an employee of St. Francis Hospital for 27 years. For the past 14 years, Allison was the Clinical Dietician at the St. Francis Regional Cancer Center. Allison was an active member of the Pilgrim Covenant Church in Granby. She was one of the founding members of the Friends of Manitook Lake, a non-profit group which raised tens of thousands of dollars to protect and preserve her beloved Manitook Lake. Allison was one of the best amateur runners in the State of Connecticut and was a two-time age group winner of the Manchester Road Race. An avid outdoors woman, Allison and John paddled and hiked from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to the Allagash River in Maine and many points in between. An expert skier in both Alpine and Nordic, Allison could be found on most winter weekends at the family home in Wardsboro, Vt. An avid student of architecture, Allison renovated and preserved the historically significant Manitook Camp as her home.
A funeral service was held at Pilgrim Covenant Church in Granby. Allison’s family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the doctors and staff of the St. Francis Regional Cancer Center and at Masonicare Hospice.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to the St. Francis Foundation, Attn: Cancer Center, 95 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105. Hayes-Huling and Carmon Funeral Home, Granby has care of the arrangements.
For online condolences please visit, www.carmonfuneralhome.com.