FUNERAL SERVICES SET FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020 HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE.
Watertown – Yvette R. Warner, 95, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, March 13, 2020 at Apple Rehab. She was the widow of U. Horton Warner, Jr., her loving husband of 63 years.
Yvette was born on July 22, 1924 in Manchester, NH, to the late George W. Robitaille and Antoinette L. (Plante) Robitaille. She was a graduate of St. Anne’s Grammar School, Waterbury, Villa Augustina Academy, NH, and Post Junior College, Waterbury. In each school, she held the distinction of valedictorian. She spent her career as a proofreader at both the Republican-American and the New Haven Register, retiring in 1988.
Yvette’s personal enjoyments included the challenge of doing the New York Times crossword in ink, voraciously reading any genre of books, crocheting blankets for Carolyn’s Place, introducing her love of old-time movies and Broadway musicals to her grandchildren, as well as teaching them how to master the game of Poker.
Yvette leaves behind her six children, Jacqueline (Donald) Boisvert of Watertown, Robert (Janice) Warner of Northfield, Thomas (Joanne) Warner of Willimantic, Denise (Brian) Johnston of Waterbury, Mark Warner of Naugatuck, and Marguerite (William) Assif of Northfield. She was blessed with fourteen grandchildren, Eric Boisvert, Amy Boisvert and her husband, Ryan Baltrush; Marcy Warner, Jennifer (Jarrett) Stawarz, Amanda (Edward) Mazzaferro; Christopher (Jennifer) Warner, Steven Warner, Michelle (Eric) Borbely; Matthew Johnston, Kelly Johnston, Kimberly (Mark) Moriarty, Laura Johnston; Nicholas Assif, and James Assif. She was fortunate to be called Great Grandma by thirteen great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Alexis; Rylan and Avery; Grace and Maeve; Joshua; Owen; Emily, Leah, and Matthew; and Julia and Kallie.
She is survived by her brothers Marcel G. Robitaille and his longtime friend, Thomas Mason, of Sebastian, FL, and Dr. Denis A. Robitaille and his wife, Rosalyn, of Chapel Hill, NC. She was predeceased by her brother Dr. George A. Robitaille. She will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law, Claire Robitaille, her favorite cousin, Diane and her husband, Richard Groux, cherished nieces and nephews, and many cousins.
The Warner family would like to express their deepest gratitude and appreciation to Apple Rehab - Watertown executive staff, Dr. Pun and the entire medical and therapy staff, personal aides, and culinary, housekeeping, and maintenance employees for their compassionate care during Yvette’s stay. Additionally, they would like to thank Vitas Hospice Healthcare staff for their kind and caring support during her final days.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 18 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, 625 Baldwin St. Waterbury. Meet directly at church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Yvette’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105, or online at stjude.org.