In Memory of




Obituary for Carla Jean Moss

Carla J. Moss, 73, of Plainville, CT passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 27, 2022 at HOCC
in New Britain, CT. Carla was born in Houlton, Maine on December 16, 1948. She was the daughter
of the late Carl and Catherine (McDougall) DeMerchant. She grew up in Meriden, CT and graduated
from Maloney High School in 1967. She worked for many years at The International Silver Company,
The New Britain Post Office, and retired as a CNA. Carla enjoyed reading, puzzles, word searches,
listening to country music, and adored Elvis Presley. As much as she loved these things, she found
her greatest joy in being a grandmother to her two precious granddaughters, Janessa & Jazmyn.
Carla is survived by her devoted daughter Loretta Moss, whom she raised as a single parent,
Loretta’s fiancé Glen Walker, her two granddaughters Janessa Rames and Jazmyn Walker, all of
Plainville, CT, her sister Sally Bard and husband Reno Bard of Bristol, CT, and her two brothers
Timothy DeMerchant Sr. of Southington, CT, and Richard DeMerchant Sr. of New Britain, CT, as well
as many nieces and nephews who will all miss her dearly. Carla was predeceased by her adored
older brother, Rodney DeMerchant Sr.
The family would like to thank the entire C5 staff at HOCC for the care and comfort they provided
Carla in her final days.
Family and friends may call at the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain,
CT on Thursday, March 10, 2022 to celebrate the life of Carla Moss from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Directions
to funeral home – I-84 east or west, exit 37 (Fienemann Rd) – right off exit – one mile down on the
right. To extend condolences to the family or to share a memory of Carla, please visit