Electa (Gohagon) Hardy, 84, of New Britain, went to glory on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut after a short illness. Electa was born in Chapman, Ala., Aug. 21, 1934, and was the daughter of the late Calvin and Lizzie (Poole) Gohagon. Electa relocated to Georgiana, Ala., with her family as a child. She graduated from Georgiana Training School in Georgiana, Ala. Electa settled in Connecticut after looking for employment opportunities. She worked several domestic positions and in the garment factories before landing on her true passion of taking care of her grandchildren. She worked hard all her life, giving tirelessly to her family and friends. Her faith and strength carried her through the many ups and downs of life. It was a life well lived and a life well cherished by those she touched and loved.
Electa was predeceased by her loving husband of 51 years, Charles Hardy. She leaves behind to cherish her memory sister, Bonnie Pina, brother-in-law, Douglas Pina, son, Charles M. (Vanessa) Hardy Jr., Karen (Andre) Senteio, Angela Hardy, Sybil Hardy, Leslie (Richard) Saxton, Carla Hardy, Shani (David) Littles, stepdaughters, Sandra (Hardy) Clayton and Harriet (Hardy) Green. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family. Electa was predeceased by her sister, Josephine (Gohagon) Wells and brother, Calvin Gohagon, Jr.
Funeral services will be on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, at 45 Daly Ave., New Britain, Conn. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
New Britain Memorial Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., New Britain, is serving the family. To send condolences to the family, please go to www.newbritainsagarino.com