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Celebrating the life of Mary A. Gardecki
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Mary A. Gardecki, age 86, of Stratford, beloved wife of the late Stanley S. Gardecki, passed away on August 19, 2023 in Bridgeport Hospital with her loving family by her side. Mary was born April 15, 1937 in Watertown, NY, daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Mahon.
It was in Watertown where Mary met the love of her life Stanley who passed in 2007 after 50 years of marriage. After their wedding, they moved to Stratford where they started their family. Mary is survived by her son Stanley T. Gardecki of Hampton Bays Long Island, NY and her daughter Mary Jo Gardecki of Stratford. She is preceded in death by her daughter Patricia Gardecki.
Mary, a retired receptionist for Saks Fifth Avenue, loved the many trips to Aruba she and Stanley would take to celebrate their anniversary, as well as to Arizona and New Mexico. She also enjoyed trips to the casino, her beloved cats and sewing.
Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, August 28, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. by meeting directly at Our Lady of Grace Church, 497 Second Hill Lane, Stratford, CT. Interment will immediately follow in St. John’s Cemetery, 500 Moose Hill Road, Monroe, CT. Friends may visit with the family Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main Street, Stratford.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Mary’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.act.alz.org or the Stratford Animal Rescue Society (STARS), 225 Beacon Point Road, Stratford, CT 06615.
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2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
497 Second Hill Lane
Stratford, Ct 06614
Moose Hill Road
Monroe, CT 06468
Stratford Animal Rescue Society
Stratford, CT 06615