NAUGATUCK — Mrs. Irene U. (Szczepkowska) Bendokas of Naugatuck passed away at Middlebury Convalescent Home on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at the age of 106. She was the widow of William G. Bendokas.
Mrs. Bendokas was born in Terryville on Oct. 21, 1906, daughter of the late Alexander and Wladyslawa (Sosinski) Szczepkowski. A lifelong resident of Naugatuck, Irene, with her husband, shared a deep appreciation for music and she was an accomplished singer and pianist in her own right. She was a graduate of the School of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland.
She leaves a son, William and his wife Lois, of Block Island, R.I.; two daughters, Thirzah Bendokas of Naugatuck and Iris Rogan of Winter Park, Fla.; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be held on Monday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. from the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck to St. Mary Church, 338 North Main St., Naugatuck for a mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck. Visitation will be held on Monday morning from 9 to 10 a.m.
To send an online condolence, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.