In Memory

Michelle Cossette

MERIDEN - Michelle Cossette, 56, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.

Born in Meriden on July 16, 1960, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Elizabeth Vincent Cossette, Sr. Michelle worked as a CNA at Westfield Care and Rehabilitation Center for 23 years, which was a second home to her. She loved her job and the friendships made through the years.

She is survived by her longtime companion, Joe Dellafera, of Meriden; two daughters, Melissa Siering, of Meriden, and Jennifer Siering, of Virginia; a grandson, Derek Chisem, of Meriden; a brother, Howard Cossette and his wife, Mary, of Meriden; and two nieces, Amy Perry (Jason,) and Stephanie Cossette; and a nephew, Howard Cossette III (Nicole). She is also survived by her cousin and best friend, Janet Cossette, of Meriden.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden. Burial will be private. Family and friends may call at the funeral home prior to the service on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Michelle's children. For online condolences please visit


Published in The Record-Journal on Feb. 2, 2017