September 16, 1938 ~ December 3, 2020

Born in: Everett, MA
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Rosemary Darby Slattery, 82, wife of 56 years to Paul W. Slattery, passed away at Whispering Pines in East Haven on December 3, 2020. Born in Everett, MA September 16, 1938, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Moran Darby. Loving mother of Cathleen and Michael (Amy) Slattery and beloved grandmother of Jackson and Miley Slattery. Rosemary is also survived by her brother, James (Jane) Darby, and sisters-in-law, Alberta and Sheilah Slattery. She was predeceased by her brother, John “Butch” Darby.
Rosemary was a graduate of West Haven High School and Quinnipiac College. She worked as an administrative assistant at the Yale Medical School for 30 years, and also was the Administrative Director of the Yale Corporate Medical Program. A devout Catholic, Rosemary served two terms as President of the Catholic Charity League, where she helped raise funds for the Farnam Neighborhood House Summer Camp Scholarship for a number of children. When her children were young, Rosemary was very active in the St. Rita Home School Association. She also enjoyed being a member of the High Lane Club of North Haven, and taking annual visits to the coast of Maine with her family.
Due to concerns about social gatherings affecting us all at this time, services will be held privately. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rosemary’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Blvd. Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489, or to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. Paul and family:

    Barbara and I are so sorry to learn of Rosemary’s passing. Be assured that she is in the hands of our dear Lord in a place of mercy and comfort. May that same Lord bless you and give you peace in this time of sadness.

    Barbara & Tom Lawson

  2. To the Slattery family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Rosemary’s passing. You folks were always good neighbors to have on Haverford St. Through personal experience we have learned that time does heal the sorrow felt by loosing someone you love.
    Laura and Barbara Sandquist

  3. To the Slattery Family,
    Our condolences for your loss. We always enjoyed her company and the joy she spread to everyone around her. She will be sorely missed by many people who enjoyed being around her.
    Nick and Judi Starno

  4. Paul,

    So very sorry for your loss. Sending condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
    Jennifer Bernardo
    Town of Guilford

  5. I worked with Rosemary when she was in the Yale Cancer Center. She was funny, kind and I considered her a friend. I offer my heartfelt condolences to her husband Paul and to her two children.

  6. Paul,
    Our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family; wishing you peace and comfort this Christmas season,

    The Bartas’

  7. Dear Paul, Cathleen and Michael,
    Heartfelt condolences. We will miss Rosemary’s quick, ever-present smile and our drive-way chats. May she rest in peace.
    Dotti and Pat Heslin

  8. To Mr. Slattery and family, On behalf of my wife, Renee, and our children, we are saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Slattery. There is nothing but wonderful memories that I can recall from the times Mrs. Slattery spent with my parents and my family in the Spring Glen neighborhood. Sincere condolences and prayers for her and the Slattery family. Kevin Brumleve and family.

  9. Dear Paul, Cathleen and Michael…

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We have many fond memories of Rosemary from High Lane, St. Rita’s and the Catholic Charity League. Her memory and blessings for each of you will be in our prayers.


  10. So sorry to hear of Rosemary’s passing. My sympathy goes out to her family & friends.

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