NAUGATUCK — Ella (Schultz) Gamache, widow of Edward J. Gamache, died on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.
Ella was born April 4, 1924, daughter of the late Joseph and Ellen (Weinert) Schultz, and was a lifelong resident of Naugatuck.
She was a volunteer foster grandparent for over 20 years; 10 of those years with the Headstart Program in Naugatuck. Ella’s joys were spending time at her home and in her flower garden and watching her grand dogs, Casey and Sparky.
Ella is survived by a son, Edward J. Gamache and his fiancé, Dawn Ekberg, of Naugatuck; a daughter, Janet J. Caudill of Albuquerque, N.M.; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Michael R. Gamache, and a brother, Edward Mariano.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Wolcott View Manor, especially the West Wing and Season’s Hospice and Palliative Care, for the care they gave to Ella.
A private funeral will be held with graveside services in St. James Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck.
In lieu of flowers, to honor Ella’s memory, contributions may be made to Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield, CT 06002.
To extend online expressions of sympathy, visit www.buckmillerthurstonmengacci.com.