Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Friend
Waterbury- Pris Slavin 77, of 145 Cables Ave, Waterbury, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, July 7th, 2019, surrounded by her family after a brief illness.
Pris was born in Waterbury on December 18th, 1941, to the late Edward and Jane (Geida) Bea and she was the loving wife of 46 years to the late David T. Slavin. Pris graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Waterbury then Bay Path Junior College in Longmeadow, MA.
Pris had an incredible energy and zest for life and adventure that was infectious with everyone who had the good fortune to be a part of her life. Above all, Pris’s love for her family and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren fueled her fire. Her life’s work was taking care of those she loved and she did it with all of her heart and soul to the very end of her days. Reading, completing crossword and word search puzzles, taking care of her plants both inside and out of the house, and maintaining her vast collections of owls, Hummels, and Smurfs were just some of the passions that she completed every day from sun up to sun down and sometimes far into the night. Pris had a passion for cooking wonderful meals every day for her sons and sending “meals on wheels” to her boys to make sure they were well fed and always knew they were loved. Pris took great pride in the achievements of her sons and grandchildren and spoke to anyone she encountered about the wonderful successes they have achieved. She adored her granddaughters and grandsons and great grandchildren and took great pleasure in helping them grow and succeed in life. Pris had a fine group of friends she loved to spend time with traveling, having lunches, visiting tag sales, and having adventures. She loved having a cocktail with the ladies and gents in her life and lived for the spring when she could open the “Slavin Lanai” to entertain friends and family. To Pris, there were no strangers, only friends she hadn’t met yet, and her home and her heart was open to all. A person who was fortunate enough to become a part of Pris’s world was instantly welcomed and made to feel like they belonged. Her heart was huge and there were always room for more. Pris will be greatly missed by people far and wide. Her influence was felt to the far corners of this world and her legacy of kindness, laughter, and love will continue for generations.
Pris is survived by her three sons, Ronald Slavin of Oakville, Mark Slavin of Waterbury and his girlfriend Sandra Fiorentino of Wareham, MA, and Jonathan Slavin and his fiancé Dionne Dunham of Cheshire; her brother Edward Bea and his wife Joyce of Beacon Falls; four grandchildren, Kyle, Christopher, Andrea and Caitlyn; three great grandchildren, Zander, Justice and Raelyn; her niece Sharon Logan and nephews Michael, Daniel and David Ireton. She was predeceased by her sister Lynda Hazen.
Services will be private. The Murphy Funeral Home, 115 Willow St. is in charge of arrangements.
Donations in memory of Pris can be made to the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway Waterbury, CT 06708 or on-line athttps://www.leevercancercenter.org/donate/
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