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880 Hopmeadow Street
P.O. Box 335
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-658-7613
Fax: 860-651-0476
Mary Hashmi

Mary Abigail Hashmi (Ford)

July 4, 1941 - June 1, 2019
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Mary Abigail (Ford) Hashmi, 77, of Simsbury, beloved wife of 40 years to the late Dr. Ali Imran Hashmi, died Saturday, June 1, 2019, at her home. She was born in Hartford on July 4, 1941, daughter of the late William and Anna (Blesso) Ford and had lived in Simsbury for 45 years. Mary was a graduate of New Britain General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1964, having received her RN, and of Central Connecticut State University, Class of 1977, having received her Bachelors Degree in Sociology & Psychology. Mrs. Hashmi was a head nurse on the intensive care unit at St. Francis Hospital and office manager at East Side Chest Physicians for many years prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Simsbury, an active member of the PTO at Tootin’ Hills, Henry James, and Simsbury High School, and a Girl Scout leader. In 1986, Mary co-founded Project Outreach at Tootin’ Hills Elementary School, a charitable program that still runs today and has received national recognition.  She was a member of the Steering Committee for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth, Simsbury Citizens for Quality Education, and the Connecticut Youth Forum, always supporting celebrations of diversity and interfaith understanding. Mary received a Hometown Hero Award from the Town of Simsbury in recognition of her many volunteer efforts.  She was active in her church, enjoyed volunteering, gardening, telling stories, and traveling, especially to the beach. Most of all, Mary spent her time, caring for, enjoying, helping, and loving her family and close friends.

She is survived by her children, Ali Hashmi, Jr. and his wife Kristin of North Granby, Sara Hashmi of New Haven, Christopher Harper and his wife Kecia of San Diego, Jonathan Harper and his wife Saba of Sweden; her brother, William “Bill” Ford of Wethersfield and her sister Carol Ford of Rocky Hill; her grandchildren, Anderson, Maxwell and Winston Harper of San Diego and Zoe Harper of Sweden.

Her family will receive friends at Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury on Thursday, June 6th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 AM on Friday, June 7th at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 265 Stratton Brook Road in West Simsbury. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery in Bloomfield. Memorial donations in Mary’s name may be made to Simsbury Social Services, attention Community For Care.
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  • Visitation

    June 6, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    June 6, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Vincent Funeral Home - Simsbury
    880 Hopmeadow Street
    Simsbury, CT 06070
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  • Service

    June 7, 2019 | 11:30am
    June 7, 2019 11:30am
    St. Catherine of Siena Church
    265 Stratton Brook Road
    West Simsbury, CT 06092
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    Fr. Michael Whyte
  • Interment

    Mt. St. Benedict
    1 Cottage Grove Road
    Bloomfield, CT 06002
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Posted at 04:31pm
Dear Sarah and family, I wish to convey my sympathy and condolences to all of you on the loss of your lovely Mother. Some years ago, I had the pleasure of assisting your Mom and Dad with several legal matters. I have never met two finer people in all my years as an attorney. Mary was, as you know, an extremely capable and accomplished person. Her most memorable quality to me however, was the kindness and unselfishness which was simply an integral part of her being. Her love for her family, and for each of you individually, was something she graciously and frequently shared with me whenever I had the pleasure of meeting with her. I hope you will be comforted in the days ahead with the assurance that God has already looked upon her with love and kindness. She was a delightful person.

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