Carole Marie Seluke
Carole Marie Seluke, “Nana,” passed away peacefully on May 14, after a long illness at age 85. Carole Marie was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on May 7, 1937, daughter of Oley and Agnes (Cashman) Mansen. She was predeceased by her husband Walter Seluke, Sr., son Walter “Buddy” Seluke, Jr., and grandson Robert T. Longhenry, Jr., as well as her brothers Charles Mansen, Sr., John E. Mansen, Sr., and David O. Mansen, Sr. and sisters Judith T. Miers and Denise L. Kossyvakis. Carole is survived by sisters Kathleen A. Mansen and Diane F. Arthur, along with her brothers-in-law Daniel Miers, William Glander Sr., Eugene Arthur, and Angelos Kossyvakis and sisters-in-law Mary Mansen, Joan Mansen, and Sandra Mansen. She also leaves behind her son David P. Seluke and daughters Donna Seluke Zanardi and son-in-law Daniel W. Zanardi, Cynthia Longhenry and husband Robert T. Longhenry, Sr., Judith Seluke and son-in-law Brian Howell, Sandra Atkinson and husband Richard Atkinson, Jr., as well as her grandchildren Michael Bertelli, Alexandra Zanardi, Chloe Zanardi Neal, Mckenna Atkinson, and Richard Atkinson III and many nieces and nephews. Carole Marie also leaves behind many wonderful friends and caregivers who made her final years and days full of joy and love.
A special “thank you” goes to Sue Pike, Karen Fonfara, and Janece Schneider, who made her laugh, love, and hug in her earlier battle with Alzheimer’s, and to Selma Usman, who continued with the same and provided so much joyful love and compassionate care over her final year and days.
Visitation for Carole Marie will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, at the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main Street in Centerbrook. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at the First Congregational Church of Deep River, 1 Church Street in Deep River. Interment will follow at the Fountain Hill Cemetery, 57 High Street in Deep River. Donations in Carole Marie’s memory may be made to the Deep River Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 274, Deep River, CT 06417. To share a memory of Carole Marie or a condolence message with her family, please visit www.rwwfh.com.