Obituary: Cecilia (Christian) Derepentigny

Cecilia (Christian) Derepentigny

BEACON FALLS — Cecilia (Christian) Derepentigny, 92, of Beacon Falls and formally of Oxford, beloved wife of the late Real Derepentigny, entered peaceful rest on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 in the Glendale Center, Naugatuck. Born in Orwell, Vt. on Jan. 14, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Albina (Girard) Christian.

A longtime parishioner of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Cecilia was very strong in her faith. She loved to cook and bake and would always have food on the table for family and friends. Those who knew her will remember Cecilia for her selflessness and always putting others ahead of herself.

Survivors include her loving children, Jeanette Mento and her husband, Michael, of Beacon Falls, Francis J. Derepentigny and his wife, Roberta, of Kentucky, Maryann Chellis and her husband, William, of Washington, and Suzel Cable of Winsted; as well as 10 cherished grandchildren, nine adored great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Ernest, Oscar and Rollin Christian; and her sister, Anna Bonvouloir.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas’ Parish Church of the Good Shepherd, Seymour. Interment will be held at a date to be announced. Family and friends may call on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Ralph Hull Funeral Home, 161 West Church St., Seymour.

Memorial donations in her name can be made to Oxford Food Bank, 20 Pine St, Seymour, CT 06483 or to the Oxford Animal Shelter 486 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478.

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