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Everly L. Trabucco

March 4, 1940 ~ June 12, 2020 (age 80)

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TRABUCCO, Everly Slocum (Luippold), of East Longmeadow, MA, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Evie was born to Irma (Slocum) Luippold and Frederick Luippold on March 4, 1940 in Springfield MA, and grew up near Mass Mutual where her father worked. Everly attended Springfield, MA elementary and junior high schools and graduated from Classical High School in 1957.  She was a member of Rainbow For Girls in high school and while she was in high school and college, she worked at the Carlisle’s headquarters on Main St in Springfield.  She got her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at AIC and her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Biology. Upon graduation with her Bachelor’s Degree in 1961, Everly first taught 7th grade Science at Ellsworth School in South Windsor and then at Timothy Edwards School in the same town where she taught until  her retirement in 1997 after 35 years with perfect attendance.  She was the consummate teacher-incorporating a multitude of diverse styles and materials in her classroom and devoted untold hours to the development of the seventh grade biology curriculum.  While in the South Windsor Schools, she made many, many friends, most of whom remained in touch with her until her death. Everly was the most wonderful friend to everyone and the sweetest person most of us have ever met.  She always had a ready smile and an uplifting comment for everyone. She kept a box of index cards with everyone’s birthday, phone, address and email, and never failed to send them a card on their birthday and at holidays and never failed to send gifts  to everyone as well as their children, and grandchildren.  Her laugh was one that made anyone within hearing distance laugh with her, and anyone who knew Everly felt that it was wonderful to have been her friend.  UCONN Women's’ Basketball was a special love of hers and, besides having season tickets, she made many bus trips to their away games. She married Frank Trabucco in 1984 and they did a lot of traveling and finding wonderful new restaurants to try, had subscriptions to the Springfield and Hartford Symphony Orchestras, and loved to travel to New York City to see the Metropolitan Opera and the NYC Ballet. Even after Frank passed away in October, 2015, she would get same day tickets to shows at the Bushnell in Hartford. Frank died from lymphoma and, although she didn’t know it at the time, breast cancer had taken its hold in Everly’s body. Being a stoic, she refused treatment and ended up in the hospital in July, 2018 and was admitted to rehab at Care One at Redstone in East Longmeadow and then, in October of 2018, transitioned to long-term care at Redstone where she died after almost two years. She leaves her cousins, Anne Cramer of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Bert and Peggy Van Vlack of PA,  her sister-in-law, Ida Ofstein of Hartford, CT,  her niece, Hinda Ofstein Jaksina (Denis) of West Hartford, CT, her nephew, James and his wife, Lucy, of FL, cousins Anthony and Anita Rinaldi and Dominic and Maryanna of Vernon, CT, Jennifer Rinaldi and Michael and Sandra Rinaldi of Simsbury, CT, Maralyn and Jeff Furlong of Tolland, CT, Gary and Saundri Luippold of New London, CT, Nancy and Victor Marinelli, and many, many friends who will miss her terribly. She was predeceased by her Cousin, Jennifer (Jill) Skidmore, of Newtown, CT. Everly’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Forastiere Smith Funeral Home, 220 North Main St., East Longmeadow. All services are private and at the convenience of the family. A celebration with family and friends of Everly’s life will take place later in the year. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.forastiere.com

 

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