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As we celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Archdiocese, we look back… on July 15, 1872 when the first baptism was recorded at St. Peter's Church, New Britain. The child's name was, Joseph Graff.
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Lorraine (Bisaillon) Bandeira, 85, beloved wife of Senior Deacon Francis X. Bandeira, passed away on Tuesday May 9, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury.

Born in Waterbury on April 13, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Henri and Beatrice (Audet) Bisaillon. She had been employed at Lea Manufacturing and Stop & Shop. She was a life-long parishioner of St. Anne Parish and a member of the Ladies of St. Anne.

Besides her husband of 46 years, she is survived by her daughter Anita Warren of Wolcott; her son Joseph H. Bandeira of Waterbury; a sister, Rita Fortin of Wolcott; grandchildren Jenifer, Erica and Matthew Warren and Joseph M. Bandeira; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by brothers Albert and Marcel “Pat” Bisaillon and a sister, Janet Cleary.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 13 at St. Anne Church. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to New Opportunities Inc. 232 N. Elm St., Waterbury CT 06702.