COLCHESTER- Mary Elizabeth Webster Tasker, 97, entered eternal rest on February 19, 2021, to join her beloved husband Norman and daughter Kathleen Mary. Mary was born in Colchester on April 14, 1923, daughter of Frances (Lyman) and Daniel Adams Webster.
Mary attended local schools and graduated from Bacon Academy and Bryant College in Providence, RI. In 1943, she entered the employ of the Connecticut State Police in Colchester first as a dispatcher and finally as Secretary to the Commanding Officer of the Eastern District. She was employed by the State Police for 28 years.
On June 21, 1952, Mary was married to State Police Trooper Norman Tasker of West Hartford at St. Andrew Church in Colchester. Norman retired as Lt. Colonel, 2nd in command of the CSP. They shared 45 wonderful years together until God parted them on August 23, 2007 by calling him home. Their only child Kathie predeceased them on November 18, 2002.
A daily communicant of St, Andrew Church for a long as she was able, Mary was a member of the Ladies Guild and one of the first Eucharistic Ministers. In 1997, Mary and Norman were commissioned at St. Patrick Cathedral in NYC as Knight and Lady of the Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Mary was past president of the Auxiliary to the Donald A. Bigelow Post 54 of the American Legion, life member of the Auxiliary to the Adler Boluck VFW Post 6690, Connecticut State Police Academy Alumni Association and the Connecticut State Employees Association.
Mary is survived by her closest friends Charlotte and Melvin Locke, Susan and Paul Trama, Father Michael Giannitelli, Kathleen Miller and Don MacKenzie, a nephew and three nieces. We would also like to thank Assisted Living Services, Inc. and their wonderful caregivers, especially Ann and Maria Sadia.
An 11:00 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at St. Andrew Church 128 Norwich Ave. Colchester. Burial will immediately follow at Linwood Cemetery. Due to COVID-19, will be no calling hours. Donations in Mary’s name may be made to the Connecticut State Police Museum, P.O. Box 1945 Meriden, CT 06450. Belmont Funeral Home LLC has been entrusted with these arrangements, visit www.belmontfh.com to leave condolences and memories.
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