May 172014

Screen shot 2014-05-17 at 3.58.13 PMGloria Dudley Hackett, 90, of Orange, passed away May 9, 2014, in St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport.

She was the wife of the late John Joseph Hackett; mother of Barbara Hackett Potkay of New Haven, John Dudley Hackett and his wife Karin of Bethany and Robert Dudley Hackett of Yokohama, Japan.

She is also survived by grandchildren Timothy, Jeffrey, Nicholas and Mikayla Potkay, all of Stokesdale, NC; Cameron and Chance Stine of Bethany; and Toshiro and Aki Hackett, both of Orange; and nephew Frank Hackett and his wife Sandy of Annville, PA and their children and grandchildren; and Jerry and Lisa Potkay and other extended family.

Gloria was born in Brooklyn, NY, July 5, 1923, daughter of the late Cecil and Margaret O’Connor Dudley.

She retired in 1960 as secretary to the President of Union Trust Co. in New Haven and was a longtime parishioner of Holy Infant Church in Orange.

Funeral from Beecher & Bennett-Taylor Funeral Home, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven took place on Friday, May 16 at 9:30 a.m.

Interment in St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven.

Contributions in Gloria’s name may be made to St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06606; or North Shore Animal League, 25 Davis Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050. 

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