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Sofia Smirnow

November 2, 1920 February 19, 2017
Sofia Smirnow
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Obituary for Sofia Smirnow

Sofia Skirnewski Smirnow, age 96, of Milford, beloved wife of the late Simon Skirnewski and the late John Smirnow, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 in the Westport Health Care Center. Mrs. Smirnow was born on November 2, 1920 in Golovanevsk, Ukraine. Before settling in CT she lived in Austria and Chile.  When she came to the U.S. in 1964, she lived in Bridgeport, Stratford, Charlotte (NC), Northport (FL), and returned to the area in 2007.  

Sofia was a seamstress who retired from the Levine Coat Factory. She enjoyed gardening, reading, knitting, crocheting, sewing, traveling, the opera, concerts, classical music, and spending time with family. 

Survivors include her daughter Natalia Zamachaj and her husband David of Milford; six grandchildren Ray Rocuant of Cape Nelson, CA, Albert Rocuant and his wife Debbie of Cairo, GA, Richard Rocuant and his wife Sherry of Summerville, MO, Paul Rocuant and his wife Amanda of Fort Myers, FL,  Alexander Zamachaj and his wife Jessica of Orange, CT, and Peter Zamachaj and his wife Kelly of Merrimack, NH; her son-in-law Ramiro Rocuant of Santiago, Chile;  twenty great grandchildren Tara, Rami, Greg, Tim, Danielle, Andrew, Brian, Nicholas, Michael, Sarah, Samuel, Adam, Hannah, Suzanna, Danielle, Rebecca, Ryan, Raine, Nathaniel, and Madeleine; and three great-great grandchildren, Joslyn, Nina, and Cali.  She was predeceased by a daughter Dina Rocuant, her sister Nadia, and her brother Volodia. 

Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Father Thomas Lynch on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint James Church, 2070 Main St., Stratford, CT. Interment will follow in Saint John's Cemetery, Stratford.   Friends may visit with her family on Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. before service time in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St., Stratford, CT  06615. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to either Saint James School, 50 Harvey Place, Stratford, CT  06615 or Saint James Church, Care of Our Father's House, 2110 Main St., Stratford, CT 06615.

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Visitation

Saturday

25

Feb

9:00 AM 2/25/2017 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 2/25/2017 10:00:00 AM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday

25

Feb

10:30 AM 2/25/2017 10:30:00 AM
Saint James Church

2070 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Saint James Church
2070 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Saint Johns Cemetery Final Resting Place

2610 Nichols Ave
Stratford, CT 06614

2610 Nichols Ave Stratford 06614 CT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Saint James Church

Care of Our Fathers House
2110 Main St
Stratford, CT 06615

St. James School

50 Harvey Place
Stratford, CT 06615
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