Obituary of Leigh Catherine Ersevim
Leigh Catherine Ersevim, 78, of Glastonbury, CT, passed away on Wednesday, April 27th, with her loving family at her side. She was born August 25, 1943 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the second daughter of six to Charlotte and Leonard Stonely. She grew up in Pawtucket, excelled in school and even appeared on the popular ‘Quiz Kids’ TV show.
She went to nursing school and became a nurse anesthetist (CRNA), working the majority of her career at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, R.I. Leigh was regularly requested by name to be someone’s CRNA for a birth or procedure. Doctors struggling with a difficult intubation would sometimes shout ‘Get Leigh in here!’ After retiring, she enjoyed volunteering at Naubuc Elementary School in Glastonbury.
Leigh loved her little dog Annie, and being a Nana to every child she knew. With a sweet, generous, and warm heart, kids were naturally drawn to her.
Leigh also enjoyed going to Florida, Pilgrim Pines, sunning on any beach, sewing and quilting, going to concerts or performances featuring her son or grandkids, gardening, and solving word puzzles.
Life as a single mom was not always easy and she made many sacrifices, both large and small for her son for which he is eternally grateful.
She leaves behind her beloved son, Michael, daughter-in-law, Kate, her two wonderful grandsons, Christopher and Thomas, her five beautiful sisters, Dorothy Stonely, Judy Silva, Sharon Allard, Gayle Keenan, Deborah Hamel and many wonderful nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly.
Calling hours will be Saturday, May 7th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury, CT, with a service immediately following.
Masks appreciated but not required.
Please consider making a donation in Leigh’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org. For online condolences, please visit www.mulryanfh.com.