Obituary: Dorothy M. (Vera) Cherhoniak

Dorothy M. (Vera) Cherhoniak

BEACON FALLS — Mrs. Dorothy M. (Vera) Cherhoniak, 78, of 66 North Main St., passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. She was widow of Andrew Cherhoniak, Sr.

Mrs. Cherhoniak was born in Waterbury, on Oct. 18, 1933, daughter of the late Daniel and Elsie (Castro) Vera. She was a graduate of Waterbury Catholic High School. She was a longtime Beacon Falls resident and she retired as manager of personnel from Rison Manufacturing after many years of service. Dorothy was a communicant of St. Michael’s Church. She enjoyed bingo and was a fan of the UConn women’s basketball team.

She leaves three sons, Andrew Cherhoniak of Naugatuck, Gary Cherhoniak of Prospect and Richard Cherhoniak of Beacon Falls; two daughters, Donna Taylor of Beacon Falls and Diane Cherhoniak of Roxbury; two sisters, Karen Farri of Naugatuck and Dolores Venditto of S.C.; eight grandchildren, one great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Daniel P. Cherhoniak.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, Dec. 23, at 9:30 a.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck. Burial will follow in Three Saints Orthodox Cemetery, Seymour. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Beacon Hose Co. #1, Ambulance, 35 Main St., Beacon Falls, CT 06403.

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