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Laura L. Cassandra, 73

A Memo­r­ial Ser­vice will be held in New­ing­ton, Conn., at a later date.

Laura Lee (Bush­nell) Cas­san­dra, 73, of Rotonda West and long time res­i­dent of New­ing­ton, Conn.; passed away peace­fully at home on Dec. 21.

Lau­rie was born on April 29, 1943 in New York, NY. She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, Edith and Henry Bush­nell, her sis­ter Joyce Ann Farmer, her brother Henry Bush­nell and her for­ever missed daugh­ter Lisa Nash Stoddard.

Lau­rie retired as the Assis­tant Direc­tor of the Annual Fund at Hart­ford Hos­pi­tal after 32 years of ser­vice and ful­filled her life­long dream to move to Florida.

A devoted wife, mother, grand­mother and great grand­mother, she leaves behind her beloved hus­band of 48 years, Anthony Cas­san­dra, her son, Daniel Nash and his part­ner Ginny, her daugh­ters, Leslie Cas­san­dra Fer­reira and her hus­band Tom of New­ing­ton, CT; Kim Christo­pher and her hus­band Lawrence of Boca Raton, FL as well as her many nieces and nephews. Laurie’s great pride and joy were her grand­chil­dren and great grand­chil­dren, Josh Frink and his son Aiden, Daniel Nash, Ryan Nash and his son Austin, Alexan­der Charif, Sabrine Charif, Michael Cournoyer, Quin­ten Stod­dard and Anto­nia Laites.

Lau­rie loved going on cruises, and made last­ing mem­o­ries with her fam­ily on these trips, espe­cially the cruise to Italy to cel­e­brate her 40th wed­ding anniver­sary. An amaz­ing ama­teur chef, Lau­rie was hap­pi­est when she was cook­ing and enter­tain­ing her fam­ily and friends, always mak­ing sure no one ever left her home hun­gry. She loved spend­ing time on her lanai over­look­ing the water and watch­ing beau­ti­ful Florida sun­rises. Lau­rie was fun lov­ing and her gen­eros­ity and con­cern for oth­ers well­be­ing were unmatched, she was adored by all that knew her.

Laurie’s fam­ily would like to extend our deep­est thank you to our dear friends, Art, Janet and Kaycee Caf­fee, Judy and Ed Davis, Tidewell Hos­pice and her count­less friends and neigh­bors who were there for her every day.

A Memo­r­ial Ser­vice will be held in New­ing­ton, Conn.,  at a later date. The fam­ily request con­tri­bu­tions be made in her mem­ory to Tidewell Hos­pice, Inc. or the Sal­va­tion Army.

Con­do­lences may be made to the fam­ily a www.englewoodfh.com.

Arrange­ments by Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home, Inc.  with Pri­vate Crematory .