NAUGATUCK — Carol A. (Fitzgerald) Stachowiak, 80, widow of Raymond Stachowiak, passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital VITAS Unit on Saturday, Aug., 12, 2017.
She was born in Belvedere, Ill., on Dec. 25, 1936, daughter of the late Robert and Rita (Donovan) Fitzgerald. She had lived in Oxford and Naugatuck for many years, and retired from River Glen Health Care Center in Southbury after working as a Certified Nursing Assistant for over 30 years. Carol was a former member of St. Thomas Ladies Guild in Oxford and a communicant of St. Michael’s Church in Beacon Falls. She was a member of the Naugatuck Senior Center and she enjoyed traveling.
Carol is survived by her children, Richard (Joan) Stachowiak of St. Augustine, Fla., Cindy (Szilveszter) Jando of Naugatuck, and Linda (TJ) Stachowiak of Beacon Falls; her five grandchildren, Cheyenne Quin, Christina Jando, Raymond Stachowiak, Kaitlin Jando, and Matthew Stachowiak; her brothers, Pat Fitzgerald of Palatine, Ill., and Ed Fitzgerald of Houston, Texas; her sister, Janice Fitzgerald of Washington, D.C.; her sister-in-law, Dorothy Donovan of Reno, Nev., and several nieces and nephews. Carol was predeceased by a sister, Maureen Fitzgerald, and a brother-in-law, James Donovan.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck, followed by a service beginning at 7 p.m. Burial will be in LaSalle, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.
To send an online condolence, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.