Sunday, September 20, 2020


Ebba (Chicachee) Kadish

East Haven


Ebba (Chicachee) Kadish, 95, of East Haven passed away Sept. 9 at Whispering Pines. She was born Jan. 1, 1925, in Tarrytown, New York to Frank and Edith (Dahl) Chicachee. Ebba is survived by her loving children Kenneth Kadish (Mary Ann) of Virginia Beach, Arthur Kadish, Jr., of East Haven, and Kathy Bonn (Lenny) of East Haven; along with eight grandchildren she adored, Christopher Kadish (Lauren), Kevin Kadish (Shannon), Kyle Kadish (Cristy), Michael Kadish (Sarah), Maureen Adams (Benjamin), Aimee Bonn-Harkins (Pete), Brendan Bonn (Jennifer), and Kelianna Bonn. Ebba is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and 3 step great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Arthur F. Kadish, Sr., (1989), and sisters Vero Speno and Ruth Hughes.

Ebba moved to East Haven after the loss of her husband. As she did in the many states prior, while moving around, she immersed herself into the East Haven community. In addition to being closer to some of her children and grandchildren’s lives, she volunteered at St. Raphael’s Hospital, participated in Barbara Corso’s aerobics for seniors, and even at age 70 started her college career at Southern Connecticut State University, earning 30 credits until she lost her eyesight. Ebba loved life and always knew how to light up a room with martini in hand. She will be missed and her spirit, quips, and quotes will continue to live forever through all of us “kids”!

The family received mask-wearing friends on Sept. 14 at the Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home (Clancy Funeral Home), 43 Kirkham Ave., East Haven. Her funeral procession left Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home on Sept. 15 for a Mass of Christian burial in St. Pio of Pietrelcina Parish at the Church of St. Vincent de Paul, 80 Taylor Ave., East Haven.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 540 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. Please gather at the cemetery office. Donations may be made to the Danish Sisterhood of America, Linda Brooks, National Treasurer, 8402 Winter Berry Dr., Castle Pines, CO 80108 (please note “archival” on your check); or Macular Degeneration Research, c/o BrightFocus Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg, MD 20871, in memory of Ebba Kadish.

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