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Ms. Michelle Suzanne Mendes

December 22, 1962 — December 30, 2023

Devoted to her family and her patients

WATERBURY– Michelle Suzanne (Day) Mendes, age 61 of Waterbury, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love and care of her family, in the comfort of her home, on Saturday evening December 30, 2023.

Michelle was born on December 22, 1962 in Haverhill MA, the daughter of the late William H. and Dorothy (Grosse) Day. She was educated in local schools and began a career of caring for the elderly and infirmed at the Alzheimer’s Resource Center of Southington. She was so committed to caring for others that she was determined to get her nursing degree and even though she was suffering from cancer, she achieved her goal and became a licensed practical nurse to care for the patients that she loved. Her most recent employment was at Brandywine Rehab in Litchfield. While her passion was nursing, her most important job and commitment in her life was to her family, especially her children. Michelle was exceptional in almost every way but she was most proud of her children and instilled in each of them the importance of family, a strong work ethic, a good education and caring for each other. Our family thanks you, Mom, for every prayer you uttered for us, for the many sacrifices you made for us, for the thousands of hugs you shared with us, and for the unending love you instilled in all of us. She was loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure.

Left to honor her legacy and cherish her memory, are her four children: daughters, Maria Mendes and her husband Nick of Waterbury, Elizabeth Mendes of Durham NC, her sons, Arceoly Mendes of Watertown and Patrick Mendes and his fiancé, Sara Levasseur of Torrington.
She also leaves her siblings, Karen, Scott, William Jr, Gary, Dennis, Wayne, Lori, and Cynthia. She was predeceased by her sister Robin. She also leaves her dearest friend and constant companion, Edward Swierbitowicz and her two loyal four-legged companions, Toby and Hank, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services for Ms. Mendes will be held on Friday January 5, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. at Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 1987 East Main St Waterbury CT 06705. Burial will be held at the convenience of her family. Relatives and friends may visit with the Mendes family on Friday from 3:00p.m. until the service at 4:30 p.m. Loving-kindness is always welcome, and it only takes a moment to offer a message of condolence, words of comfort, or share a memory with the family and friends of someone important to you. Please visit the funeral home’s tribute page at www.caseyfunerals.com to do so.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ms. Michelle Suzanne Mendes, please visit our flower store.

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