Obituary: Joanne Fratago Fairhurst, 75, of Shelton

Joanne Fratago Fairhurst, age 75, of Shelton, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Shelton Lakes Healthcare Center.

She was born in New York City, NY, on December 28, 1937, the beloved daughter of the late John Fratago and Annette Suppy Fratago.

Joanne was a communicant of St. John Byzantine Church, Trumbull. She was formerly employed as a secretary for Junior Achievement of Bridgeport and a Nurse’s Aide at Hewitt Memorial of Shelton.

Joanne was an avid homemaker, loved her dog “Patches” and playing with her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all and forever in our hearts.

Her loving family includes a caring son Mark Fairhurst Sr. and his wife Eileen of Satellite Beach, FL., two loving daughters Elizabeth Bowen and her husband Edward of Derby, and Kristina Benson and her husband Robert of Seymour, a devoted sister Dorothy Jess and her husband Everett of San Diego,CA., six cherished grandchildren Connor and Collin Benson, Kristina Bowen, Mark Fairhurst Jr., Joey Fairhurst and Michael Fairhurst and seven cherished great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Miller-Ward Funeral Home, 260 Bank Street (Rt 67, across from Klarides Village), Seymour handled arrangements. Private burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull.

In lieu of flowers , memorial contributions in Joanne’s memory may be made to The Smilow Cancer Center, 20 York St., New Haven, CT 06510 or CT Brain Tumor Alliance, P.O. Box 370514, West Hartford, CT 06137.

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