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Roberta (Fainer) Offchiss

January 11, 1940 ~ October 15, 2021 (age 81)

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On October 15th, 2021, Roberta Joan (Fainer) Offchiss gently passed from this revolving earth. She was a long-time resident of Sandy Hook and then Woodbury, CT. Known as Dusty, because of the stardust color of her beautiful hazel eyes, she gifted her friends and family with her friendship and love.

Dusty was born in Derby, CT, on January 11th, 1940, to parents Helen(Kirpas)and Joseph Fainer. She was predeceased by her brother, Joseph Jr. She attended local schools, married, worked at the Yale Library, and then as a secretary at St. Rose School, Newtown, where she enjoyed interacting with the children most of all. An avid bridge enthusiast, she played the game right up until her late 70’s. For the past many years she also enjoyed her "Friday Night Gang" dinners, birthday celebrations with close friends, and Kaching!Kaching! trips.

Dusty leaves behind her son, Todd, of Mooresville, North Carolina; her daughter-in-law, Andrea; two grandchildren, Orrin and Elise, who lit up her life; and many dear friends.

Contributions may be made in her memory to Catholic Charities, ATTN: John Noonan, 839-841 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105.

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