Obituary: Barbara Gedraitis

PROSPECT — Barbara (Schienda) Gedraitis, 97, of Royal Crest Drive, formerly of Glenrock Road in Waterbury, and the widow of Edward Gedraitis, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Paradigm Health Care Center of Prospect.

Barbara was born Dec. 4, 1916, in Waterbury, a daughter of the late Joseph and Helena (Spryszynski) Schienda, and had lived most of her life in Waterbury. Barbara was a former employee of the Scovill Manufacturing Company. Barbara was a well-respected woman and an accomplished and well-known local golfer who was a past women’s golf champion at East Mountain Golf Course.

Barbara is survived by a sister, Josephine Bertothy; a sister-in-law, Catherine Schienda; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Barbara was predeceased by a sister, Helen, and brothers, Chester, Raymond, John and Walter.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery, 2324 East Main St., Waterbury. There are no calling hours. The Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck, has been entrusted with arrangements.

To leave an online condolence, visit www.buckmillerbrothers.com.

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