Madeline Bohara DiStasio

February 22, 1929 ~ April 21, 2019 (age 90)


Madeline (Fenton) Bohara DiStastio 

Madeline DiStasio passed away on 04/21/19 at the age of 90 surrounded by her loving family. Madeline was born 02/22/29 in Drummondville Quebec, Canada, daughter of the late James and Ida Fenton. She married Michael J. Bohara on 12/31/49 who predeceased her on 2/22/90. On 5/31/91, she married John J. DiStasio, who predeceased her on 11/29/99. 

Madeline was a graduate of NFA, class of 1947 and also graduated from the former St. Agnes Training School in pediatric and obstetrical nursing in 1949. She retired from Norwich Hospital in 1989, having worked in Medical Records. She was a member of CSEA Retiree Chapter #403 and AARP Norwich Senior Center Chapter 3636. 

Madeline was devoted to her faith and family. 

Madeline is survived by four children. Robert Bohara and wife Linda of Naples, FL, Michael Bohara and wife Sharon of Summerville, SC, Theresa Bohara of Sprague, and Eileen Lee and husband William of N. Franklin. Three step children, Thomas DiStasio and wife Christine of Norwich, Nicholas DiStasio and wife Mary of Norwich, and Rosemary Gaska and husband Steve of Florida. Six grandchildren, Stephen Christopher, Caitlin, Morgan, Corinne, and Austin. Six step-grandchildren, John, Marissa, Madeline, Mikayla, Bryan and Patrick. Three great grandchildren, Leah, Owen and Ethan. 

She is also survived by a brother, James (Gloria) Fenton of Orange Park, FL and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, David H. Fenton, sisters, Maj. Patricia M. Fenton and Sister Marie Therese, daughter in law Eileen Bohara, son in law Peter Burgess, and stepson John DiStasio. 

Calling hours will be Thursday April 25, 2019 from 9 to 10:30 AM at the Cummings-Gagne Funeral Home 82 Cliff St. Norwich, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 AM at St. Joseph’s Church 11 Baltic Rd. Occum with burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Norwich.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Judes or Hospice of Southeastern Connecticut. 

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April 25, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Cummings - Gagne Funeral Home
82 Cliff St.
Norwich, CT 06360

Mass of Christian Burial
April 25, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Joseph's Church
120 Cliff Street
Norwich, CT 06360

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