Obituary: Stella (Fatyga) LaBruzza

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WATERBURY — Mrs. Stella (Fatyga) LaBruzza, 91, of Waterbury, formerly of Naugatuck, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 at Aurora Senior Living in Waterbury. She was the widow of Frank Paul LaBruzza.

Mrs. LaBruzza was born Nov. 7, 1920 to Petronella Grochal and Joseph Fatyga in Northampton, Mass. She moved to Naugatuck in 1939 and worked until retirement at the A&P. She was an original parishioner of Saint Vincent Ferrer Church.

She leaves her sister, Blanche Niemczyk of Enfield; her four stepsons, Anthony of Orange, John of Florida, Gary of Waterbury, and Frank Joseph of Pennsylvania; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff at Aurora for making Stella feel so comfortable and at home.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 10:30 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 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Resident Council of Aurora Senior Living, 2817 North Main St., Waterbury, CT 06704.

To send an online condolence, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.