Obituary: Emma Hyman, 94, of Shelton

Emma Hyman, age 94, of Shelton, entered into her eternal rest on Sunday, February 2, 2014 in St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport with her loving family by her side. She was the devoted wife of the late Charles Hyman.

Mrs. Hyman was born in Derby on July 25, 1919, daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Olga (Rubelmann) Sauermann, and was a lifelong Shelton resident.

She was a sales clerk at the former Krieger Hardware and Linnett Hardware Stores for over 15 years until her retirement in 1975, and she also worked as a food service employee at Sunnyside School in Shelton. She was a former member of the Sunnyside PTA and a former Girl Scout leader.

Emma was a member of the former Shelton Congregational Church where she taught Sunday School. The most important role Emma took on in her life was caregiver to her family , and many friends.

She is the beloved mother of Christine Crawford and her husband Judson of Shelton, Bertha Guarrera and her husband James of Shelton, and Darlene McGowan and her husband Brian of Seymour. She is the cherished grandmother of Cathy and Paul Dickovick, Stephen and Christine Guarrera, Melissa and Stephen Souza, Erin McGowan, and Meghan McGowan. She is the adoring great grandmother of Cortney, T. J., Will, Ben, Sam, Harrison, and Emma Rose, and also leaves several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her brother Frank Henry Sauermann, and two sisters Edith Bertha Pompa, and Helene Russell.

Friends may greet her family on Thursday from 4 to 7 PM at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton. On Friday her funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 10:30 AM for a funeral service at 11:00 AM in the Huntington Congregational Church. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Shelton.

At the request of her family, memorial contributions may be made to the Huntington Congregational Church, 19 Church Street, Shelton, CT 06484, or to V.N.S. Hospice of Trumbull, 40 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull, CT 06611.

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