Obituary of Edna Wasilewski
Edna M. (Belair) Wasilewski, 101, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Matulaitis Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Facility in Putnam, where she had received loving care since 2011. Beloved wife of the late Leo Wasilewski, he died in 1991. She was born in Putnam on January 20, 1917, daughter of the late Pierre and Dora (Gagnon) Belair.
She graduated from St. Mary School and Putnam High School. A lifelong communicant of St. Mary Church of the Visitation, Edna worked at the Ration Board, Deary Bros. Dairy, Putnam Woolen and retired as a Bursar at the Rectory School in Pomfret, CT after 25 years. She held memberships in the Ladies of St. Anne, the St. Mary League of Catholic Women, Putnam Travelers, Friends of Putnam Catholic Academy and volunteered for the American Red Cross. She enjoyed traveling with family and friends in her retirement.
Edna leaves her daughters, Louise (James) Honiss of Glastonbury, CT, Rochelle (Richard) Cimochowski of Rogers, CT, Mary (David) Vitale of Putnam, CT, Anne (Michael) Portier of Portland, CT, her beloved grandchildren James, Robert, Thomas, Stefan, Neal, Andrew, Peter, Lauren, great grandchildren Siena, Sophie, Ava and Simon. She was predeceased by her brothers John Lawrence and William (Lois) Belair.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, October 31 from 9 to 10 AM at Smith and Walker Funeral Home 148 Grove St., Putnam, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 AM at St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence Street, Putnam. Burial to follow In St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St. Putnam, CT or Matulaitis Family Council, 10 Thurber Rd., Putnam, CT. Share a memory at www.smithandwalkerfh.com