Public wake set for former Hartford Mayor Ann Uccello

A public wake for Ann Uccello is scheduled to happen at the Dillion Baxter Funeral Home in Wethersfield on Friday, March 24.
Published: Mar. 24, 2023 at 5:37 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 24, 2023 at 6:50 AM EDT
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WETHERSFIELD, CT (WFSB) - A public wake was scheduled for Friday to celebrate the life and legacy of a former Hartford mayor.

A wake open to the public will be held for Ann Uccello at the Dillon Baxter funeral home in Wethersfield.

Not only was Uccello the first female mayor of Hartford, but she was also the first female mayor in Connecticut.

She lived a full life and helped countless people over her 100 years.

Uccello shattered a glass ceiling in 1967 when she was elected as a Republican in a city run by Democrats.

After serving as Hartford mayor, Uccello was invited to work in the Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations.

Dedicated to her faith, Uccello was known for following her heart over party politics, which truly set her apart.

A wake will take place today from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A public wake for the former mayor will be held later today.