April 4, 1949 ~ October 14, 2020
Born in: Morrisville, VT
Resided in: Enfield, CT
Dolores Ann Martell, age 71, of Enfield, CT passed away peacefully on October 14, 2020 at the St. Mary Home in West Hartford, CT. Born on April 4, 1949 to Theresa (Martell) Zimmerman and the late Louis F. Martell in Morrisville, Vermont. In addition to her mother, Dolores is survived by her two loving sons, Kyle Verespie of Meriden, CT and Thomas Verespie of Rutherfordton, NC; her cherished and adored granddaughter McKenzie; and her former daughter-in-law, Danielle Sofia of NC; brothers, Bruce Martell (Denise) of KY, Daniel Martell (MaryAnn) of NH, Douglas Zimmerman (Laurie) of TN; sisters, Dawne Sabat-Bluis (John) of Burlington, CT, Denice DeRoy (Rick) of Enfield, CT, JoeAnne Lemay (Moe) of NH; and her long-term companion Herb Ouellette, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dolores shared a special bond with her nieces Emilea and Caraline Gartrell and Rebeccah Sabat, and her nephew Adam Sabat. Dolores is predeceased by her father Louis, beloved stepmother Eileen, brother Robert Martell and sister Diane Walker.
Dolores owned and operated her very successful business, Travel Destinations Unlimited in Shelton CT, until she relocated to FL and became a real estate agent. Upon her return to CT, she worked with the Transportation and Safety administration at Bradley International Airport until her retirement in 2014. She enjoyed and took pride in helping the people around her every single day. Dolores truly lived her life to the fullest. She dreamed big, loved great, and approached every day full of energy and determination. She was the most passionate person and enjoyed gardening, traveling, cooking for others, collecting antique furniture, and spending time with family and her dog Anya.
A service celebrating Dolores’s life will be held on Saturday, October 24 at 10 a.m. in Beecher & Bennett – Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Friends are invited to visit with her family prior to the service from 9-10 a.m. Interment will be held in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Dolores’s name may be made to the Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave., Meriden, CT 06450.