Obituary: Margaret Ann Stapleton, 89, of Stratford

Margaret Ann Stapleton, 89, of Stratford passed away on Dec. 3rd 2014 with her family by her side.

Born in Swoyersville, PA on Feb. 1 1925, Margaret moved to Bridgeport in 1941 where she met and eventually married Vincent J. Stapleton, her husband of 56 years.

Margaret is survived by her 5 devoted children, Vincent Stapleton Jr. and his wife Pat of Stratford, Michael Stapleton and his wife Brenda of Trumbull, Mark Stapleton of Glastonbury, Anne Stapleton of Stratford, and her beloved Mary Stapleton and husband Mike Baneat of Shelton.

In addition she is survived by her two Grandsons, Zachary Stapleton and Alex Baneat, brother Elmer Kollar, dear friends June, Elizabeth and Edward Grace and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband Vincent, her parents Anna and Andrew Kollar, and 11 siblings.

Margaret enjoyed sewing her entire life and owned and operated Devon Fabrics in Milford until her retirement. She loved spending time with her family and was an active member of Our Lady of Grace Church. She was an excellent cook and baker; her Christmas cookies were a family favorite. She loved the challenge of learning new ways to express her creativity through sewing, quilting, and painting.

Funeral services will take place on Saturday, December 6th at 9:15 a.m. in the Adzima funeral Home 50 Paradise Green Place Stratford, and at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church, Stratford for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends may call on Friday (Today) from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers those desiring may make donations in Margaret’s memory to the Norma Pfriem Cancer Center 267 Grant St Bridgeport, CT. 06610 or to the Ella Grasso Center 300 Armory Road Stratford, CT 06614

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