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Harriet Caroline Lauder

February 17, 1930 ~ May 17, 2022 (age 92)

Obituary

Harriet Caroline Lauder, 92, of Southington, loving wife of predeceased husband Henry Bates Lauder, passed away peacefully in her sleep at The Hospital of Central Connecticut - Bradley Memorial Campus in Southington on May 17, 2022. She was born in Meriden on February 17,1930 to the late Fred and Sabina Radtke. 

Mother of Michael Lauder and his wife Carlyn, Timothy Lauder and his wife Lisa, and Hank Lauder Jr. She is grandmother of Emily Uguccioni and Steven Lauder, Carter and Taylor Lauder, and Kevin and Jonathon Lauder, and great grandmother of Tyler Uguccioni and Cayden Lauder, and several nieces and nephews. 

Harriet is predeceased by brother Benjamin Radtke and sister Elizabeth Carrington.  She is survived by her best friends, sister Cynthia Zuber, sister-in-law Nancy Skiados, and Leah Kroeber.   

In between making a house a home, Harriet worked alongside her mother and sister in the cafeteria at Benjamin Franklin Schools in Meriden, at the former Dataproducts Factory in Wallingford, and finally providing administrative support to Affinity Health Care Management in Cheshire.  Harriet was always willing to lend a helping hand wherever she could and loved to stay busy. 

Harriet was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed sharing in outdoor activities, including gardening, tent camping, building log cabins, and then inviting her family members there for a thanksgiving feast.  Her favorite past times included road trips, going to the Meriden Square, watching the Food Network and game shows, and visiting with family while enjoying a Whiskey Sour or two.  She is best remembered for her delicious antipasto salad and her love of a good plate of Spaghetti and Meatballs.  She would travel to see her grandchildren’s sports activities and would be sure to offer the coaching staff advice.  She was an avid fan of the UCONN Women's Basketball program and above all Harriet was devoted to her family. 

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff members of The Bradley Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit for the loving care they provided in Harriet's final days; and to Harriet’s dedicated and compassionate caregiver, Maritsa.  

Following Harriet’s last wishes there will not be a service. Arrangements are with the Cremation Society of New England/Connecticut Cremations. To send a condolence please, see www.connecticutcremations.com.

 

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