Dolores “Dee” Hauber was surrounded by friends and family, colleagues and customers in an unusually
crowded Friday midday at her Center Groton Branch of the Chelsea Groton Bank August 2, as she concluded a ten-year cereer with the bank, and a 50-year career in eastern Connecticut banking. Dee, as she is known to friends and colleagues alike, started her career with CBT and continued to other banks leading up to her service as Branch Manager on the Gold Star Highway in Center Groton.
Dee also put in a spectacular parallel career in civic and volunteer service, with two terms as Mayor of the Town of Groton for which she was cited as “a leader among leaders.” She was also active with the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, chairing its Groton Division among many other roles. Dee was a de facto ambassador of the town to the U.S. Naval Submarine Base, helping to fend off threatened base closures, and a leader of numerous Navy and civilian collaborations such as, for example, the commissioning committee for the USS Connecticut (SSN 22).
“We will cetrainly miss Dee,” said Lori-Ellen Wesolowski, Senior Vice President and Director of Retail banking, “but she will never be far from us. She’s been unrivaled when it comes to how to take care of