Obituary: Lena Kritzman

Lena Kritzman, née Lena Patrizi, was born in Foiano della Chiana, Arezzo, Italy in 1921, and brought to America by her parents as an infant.

She worked in the Scovill Manufacturing Company for many years and was an avid gardener. She was married to George Kritzman for nearly 58 years and lived most of these years in Prospect. In her final years she was a popular resident of the Village at East Farms on Scott Road, Waterbury. She was devoted to her husband and family.

She is survived by her children, George, Mark and David; daughters-in-law Elizabeth, Laura and Patricia; her sister, Sabina, her sister’s son, Joseph and his wife, Barbara, many other nephews and nieces and her grandchildren, Alexandra, Andrew, Olivia, Julia and Samuel.

There are no calling hours. Services for Lena will be announced at a later date. Messages of condolence may be sent to Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck, CT 06770 or online at