MIDDLEBURY — Alicia “Lee” Ostar, 85, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 at Waterbury Hospital. She was the wife of the late Leo Franklin Ostar, who passed away in 2003.
Mrs. Ostar was born July 24, 1933 in Queens, N.Y. She was raised in Queens before attending Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School. After she was married, Mrs. Ostar and her husband moved to Middlebury. She had been very active in local politics and was a member of the Republican Women’s Club and had served as vice chairperson of the Republican Town Committee. She served her community as Middlebury assistant town clerk from 1981 until becoming town clerk in 1987, a position she held until her retirement in 2003. Upon recommendation of the secretary of state, she was named Town Clerk of the Year in 1999.
Mrs. Ostar is survived by her sons, Leo F. Ostar, II and his wife, Catherine, and their children, Allison and Emily, of Southbury, and Philip J. Ostar and his wife, Marlene, of Middlebury.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 with the funeral procession leaving the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St., at 9:15 a.m. and proceeding to St. John of the Cross Church in Middlebury for a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Middlebury Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department, 65 Tucker Hill Road, Middlebury, CT 06762.
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