Avis R. Haight, 91, formerly of Somers and East Longmeadow, widow of Robert L. Haight (the true love of her life for 66 years), entered into eternal peace Monday, June 24, 2019 at Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst, MA. The daughter of the late Rufus W. and Ada B. (Bascom) Wands, Avis was born and raised in Springfield, MA.
She lived in Somers for 50 years, moving to East Longmeadow in 2010. Avis was formerly employed as an Executive Secretary at Combustion Engineering before retiring. She was an avid reader, loved crossword puzzles and loved to travel. She was a faithful member of the Somers Exercise Group and was very active playing tennis until the age of 80. She was a big UCONN Women's Huskies fan. She loved spending time with her friends and family and especially with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Avis is survived by four children, Susan Hall and her husband Chris of Wilbraham, MA, Robert Haight Jr. and his wife Karen of Broad Brook, CT, Donald Haight and his wife Susan of Somers, CT, Janet Berthiaume and her husband Edward of Somers, CT ; seven grandchildren, Christopher Hall and his wife Jessica Hammer, Courtney Hall, Erin Haight, Alissa Haight Aguda and her husband Louis, Michael Haight, Kayla and Ian Bennett; and two great-grandchildren, Ada Hammer-Hall and Louis Anthony Aguda V. Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family from 4-7 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 at Somers Funeral Home, 354 Main Street, Somers, CT. Family and friends will gather at 10:30 a.m. Saturday April 29, 2019 at the funeral home for services. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Avis' memory may be made to Hospice of the Fisher Home, 1165 N. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002-9915. To leave online condolences, please visit www.Somersfuneralhome.com