April 6, 1932 ~ April 16, 2021

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Wallingford, CT

Barbara Neveski Sablitz, 89, of Wallingford, passed away April 16, 2021 after a brief illness. She was born in New Haven on April 6, 1932 to the late Adam and Alice Smith Neveski. For 65 wonderful years, Barbara was the wife of Leonard Sablitz until his death a year ago. Hamden was always home up until 10 years ago when Barbara and Leonard moved to Ashlar Village. She was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s on the Hill Church and then Grace & St. Peter’s Church, and also a member of the West Woods Volunteer Fire Dept. Women’s Auxiliary. For 13 years, Barbara enjoyed her time as a cafeteria cook for the Hamden Public Schools. She had a talent for sewing and was known for her canning every year using the produce from her large garden. Barbara was a devoted wife, mother, grandma, and GiGi. She will be missed by family and friends and especially her grandchildren, who were her pride and joy.
She is survived by a daughter, Lynn (Joseph) Roche of Wallingford; a son, Paul (Louise Marone) Sablitz of Cheshire; her grandchildren, Brian (Kristen) Roche, Sean (Kaitlin) Roche, Jennifer (Mark) Ritch, & Jaclyn Sablitz; her great-grandchildren; Sophia, William, Theodore & Logan Roche, Carter, Evan & Sydney Ritch, and Ashlinn & Luca Tufano; her brother, Harry Neveski of Hamden; a brother-in-law, Charles Smith of Wallingford; her former daughter-in-law, Jean (Dave) Sciarretto of NC, and several nieces and nephews.
Private arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Memorial Contributions in Barbara’s name may be made to Grace and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 2927 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT 06518.

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  1. With deepest sympathy during these difficult times, remembering all the fun , laughter and happy times working in the kitchen at MJ Whelan. Love Kay+Vinny Pantera 🙏🏻

  2. Hi Lynn & Paul,

    So sorry to hear of your lost. I remember the many time my brother and I were at your house and your parents were so nice and friendly. Your father trying to teach me how to snowmobile .( good times )

    reach out to me if you want.

  3. I have known Barbara for 63 years. We and our husband had many good times together and a lot of laughs along the way. She and I shared a love of sewing and crafting together. We went to many places in search of bargains to pay for this passion. She had a love of earrings, Hockey and Uconn women’s basketball, and Downton Abbey. Most of all her grandson’s and her family. She will always be remembered.

  4. I worked for Lenny at the greenhouses at Yale for many… many years. I always enjoyed it when Barbara would come in. She was always so down-to-earth…warm and pleasant to me. My heart goes out to the family for this loss

  5. Lynn, Joe and family,
    Joe and I were so sad to see of your mom’s passing. It’s always so difficult. We hope you have many happy memories to help comfort you. Thinking of you.
    Sue Gudas

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