Effie L. Petersen, 86, of Stratford, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014 in Bridgeport Hospital.

Effie was born in Bridgeport, to the late Peter and Ethel (Magnuson) Petersen, and has been a life long area resident.

She worked for many years at City Lumber, and retired from Moore Special Tool Company.

Effie enjoyed oil painting and photography, and was an avid fan of U-Conn Basketball.

Survivors include her devoted sister, Claire Hayas of Stratford, sister-in-law, Marsha Petersen of Nevada, nieces, Sharon Beloin and her husband Gary of Waterbury, Susan Kisly and her husband Kevin of Shelton, Anna Ostlind and her husband Lars of OR, nephews, Michael Hayas and his wife Nanci of NH, and Charles Petersen and his wife Anna of OR, and several great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Effie was pre-deceased by her brother, Robert Petersen, brother-in-law, Michael Hayas, and niece, Jennifer Medina.

Funeral services will take place on Monday, June 2nd at 10:30 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home 50 Paradise Green Place Stratford, with Rev. James Loomer officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on Sunday from 6-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers those desiring may make donations in Effie’s memory to the Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary 267 Grant St Bridgeport, CT 06610 or to Milford Christian Church 989 New Haven Ave Milford, CT. 06461.

For more information or to make an online condolence please visit www.adzimafuneralhome.com.