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Laura Elizabeth Trotta
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Obituary for Laura Elizabeth Trotta

Laura Elizabeth Trotta, 66, resident of Middletown, passed away on September 23, 2017. Laura was born in New Haven, Connecticut to the late Salvatore and Philomena (Botte) Trotta. She graduated from Hamden High School and went on to Southern Connecticut State University to receive Bachelors and Masters degrees in Science Education. She taught science at Assumption School in Ansonia, Watertown High School, and Southington High School before retiring in 2012.

Laura loved cooking, especially Italian dishes from the family, and baking. Her great love was earth science and art, and she was able to blend these two loves by creating jewelry made with natural stones and metals, that she sold on Etsy. She loved the Southwestern states, and traveled there collecting native artwork and stones for her jewelry creations. Laura loved to decorate her home, and she had a soft spot for animals, especially cats.

Along with her parents, Laura was predeceased by her sister, Barbara David.

She leaves behind her sister, Marcia Prestridge, nieces Katherine Prestridge (Benjamin) and great niece and nephew Sophie and Nathan, and Kristen Murphy (Brendan) and great nephew and niece Gavin and Ella, and several cousins, including Rose Sortito and Elizabeth Dwyer.

A graveside service with be held Saturday, September 30, 2017, 11:00 am at Beaverdale Cemetery, 90 Pine Rock Avenue, New Haven. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450, which is a no-kill, non-profit animal shelter that Laura supported, or to the American Red Cross, 209 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06032 to support its many life-saving efforts. To share memories or send condolences, please visit

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11:00 AM
Beaverdale Memorial Park

90 Pine Rock Avenue
New Haven, CT 06510


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