Obituary: Janet Woodside Gonzales

Janet Woodside Gonzales

WATERBURY — Janet L. Woodside Gonzales, 78, of Waterbury, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 at Waterbury Hospital.

Janet was born in Seymour on April 1, 1934, a daughter of the late John and Sarah (Foster) Tifft. She was a longtime Naugatuck resident and retired from Saint Mary’s Hospital after many years. She enjoyed crafts, embroidering, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She leaves six daughters, Drue Stegner of Colchester, Joellen ‘Jody’ Tiedemann and her husband John of Southborough, Mass., Gretchen Sherman of Wolcott, Janet Woodside of Happy Valley, Ore., Rachael Bisson and her husband Michael of Naugatuck, Alison Kiah and her husband Rob of Holden, Maine; 16 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 9:15 a.m. from the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck to St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1006 New Haven Road, Naugatuck for a mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery, Seymour. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rosegarden Health Care Center, 3584 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06705.

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