Honor Donations

This page outlines the donations made in the honor and/or memory of a love one. On behalf of our families, we assure you that the donation will be used to expand the Habitat mission of affordable home ownership. May God comfort you during this time of loss.

Walter J Cook

JULY 27, 1926 – SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

Walter J. “Mit” Cook, aged 95, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Southington, CT, husband of Marie (Carbone) Cook, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 14. Mit was born in Southington on July 27, 1926 and was the son of the late John and Susan Cook. Walter began his education in the Southington school system and then graduated in 1944 from Lewis High School and from the Coast Guard Preparatory School in 1945. Mit then served with the US Army in Paris after the liberation of France. In 1951, Walter graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in chemistry. Mit worked for 41 years at the Uniroyal Chemical Company where he retired as the vice president and general manager. Throughout his career, Walter was a member of the American Chemical Society, and the American Legion Post 72. Mit was a long time parishioner of Mary Our Queen Church and St. Patricks Church in Florida. Walter is survived by his children, Andrea Cook, John W. Cook (Carol Mackin) and Christelle Cook (Philip Gibbs) six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. There will be no public calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial for Mit will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Mary Our Queen Church. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery in Southington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Walter’s name to North Central Connecticut Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 1933, Hartford, CT 06144. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.dellavecchiasouthington.com

In Memory Gifts Received From:

American Legion Kiltonic Post 72

Elizabeth Tedesco

Fran Meade

Alfred Ingulli

John Dietle

Ananya Karanam

Hallie (Earle) Hollister, 75, of S. Glastonbury passed away at home on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. For 47 years, she was the beloved wife of Brian C. Hollister. A lifelong resident of Glastonbury, Hallie was the daughter of the late Dr. Benjamin Baylis and Constance (House) Earle. Hallie was an avid member of the Glastonbury Pony Club and a graduate of GHS. She worked as a vet tech and as a Paraprofessional in Special Education. She was a member of the Congregational Church in South Glastonbury, loved being a member of the choir and was passionate about mission work. Music and arts were a dynamic part of her life which she shared with many. Hallie loved to entertain, cook, bake, travel, sports and especially loved being on the shore. In addition to her husband, Hallie is survived by her son Benjamin Hollister and wife Hannah of ME; daughter Hallie-Beth Hollister and husband Carl Girouard of MA; sister-in-law Carole Earle of Glastonbury and grandchildren Baylis Hollister Eggleston, Lorelai Hollister and Austin Girouard. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers J. Baylis Earle, Thomas Earle and wife Kay. She treasured her nieces and nephews and loved to host family gatherings and celebrations. There will be an outdoor Memorial Service at 11 AM on Tuesday, September 21st where all are welcome, reception immediately following. Friends who are unable to attend the memorial service, are welcome to visit the family during the reception. The Congregational Church in South Glastonbury, 949 Main Street, South Glastonbury, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The Congregational Church in South Glastonbury or to Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity.