Marie (Fox) Sanders, 89, of New Britain, Conn., beloved wife of the late William A. Sanders, passed away at home on Thursday, June 28, 2018. Born in New Britain, she was the daughter of the late James P. and Margaret (Doyle) Fox. She was a lifelong resident of New Britain. Marie was a graduate of St. Mary School and New Britain High School. She also attended St. Joseph College. She was employed at the Mohegan Market in New Britain and the First National Bank in Hartford. After raising her children, she worked at Sanders Lock and Key Shop with her husband. Marie was a charter member of Saint Jerome Church, where she served as a Eucharistic minister, was active in the adult social club and volunteered at bingo nights. She was an active member of the Saint Jerome prayer line and prayer shawl ministries. Marie enjoyed knitting, puzzles, mahjong, reading, and travel. She enjoyed time spent on Cape Cod, the Berkshires, Las Vegas, and cruising with her husband. Marie enjoyed travel to Ireland, the birthplace of her parents, where she visited many relatives. She was proud of her dual citizenship of the United States and Ireland.
Marieâ€™s greatest love and joy was for her family. A loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she is survived by her eight children, 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, William and Colleen Sanders of Wethersfield, and Williamâ€™s children, Kimberly and her husband, Kenneth Spera, and their daughter, Allison, William J. Sanders, and Meghan Garofalo; Stephen J. Sanders of New Britain, and his daughter, Sarah and her husband, Chris Milley, and their daughters, Ava and Gabriella; Kathleen and George Deliman of Berlin, and their daughters, Kristen and her husband, Adam Grabowski, and their daughter, Lilia, and Kaitlin and her husband, John Starr; Michael Sanders of New Britain; Timothy Sanders of New Britain; Margaret and James Beaudoin of Bristol, and their children, Daniel, Patricia, and Christopher; Elizabeth Sanders of Plainville, and her son Timothy; and James P. Sanders of Oxford, and his daughters, Ashley, Alexis, and Arianna. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Lou Sanders, cousins in Ireland, and the United States, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and many friends.
Marie was predeceased by her loving husband, William A. Sanders, in 2009 after 56 years of marriage; sisters, Martha and Ethel Fox; brothers, James, John, and Francis Fox; daughter-in-law, Louise Sanders; brother-in-law, James E. Sanders; and sister-in-law, Doris Fox.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at 10 a.m. at St. Jerome Church, 1010 Slater Road, New Britain. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Family and friends may call at the Luddy-Peterson Funeral Home, 205 S. Main St., New Britain, Monday, July 2, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday morning, from 9 to 9:30 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jerome Church, 1010 Slater Rd., New Britain, CT 06053, or to a charity of the donorâ€™s choice. For online condolences, please visit www.luddyandpetersonfh.com .