Dudko, Lois V.
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Lois Virginia Weising Dudko, of Fairfield, passed away Aug. 2 after a long life that rarely strayed more than a few miles from her Bridgeport birthplace and centered on her family. She was 92. Born Nov. 24, 1921, Lois was a 1940 graduate of Roger Ludlow High School in Fairfield. She earned a degree in dental hygiene from the University of Pennsylvania in 1941. She became one of the thousands of World War II war brides when she married Constantine Charles Dudko in 1943. A few weeks later, he was shipped to the European theater where he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. After more than 50 years of marriage, her husband passed away in 1996. Lois was a practicing dental hygienist during the war but soon ended her career shortly after the war to begin a family. Besides feeding her wild songbirds, she had a passion for flowers, books, her dogs, snorkeling, rug hooking and chocolate.
Her daughter, Gail Wiedmann of Ashfield, Mass., her son, Rob Dudko of Durham, Conn., and daughter, Betsy Chinnici of the Lordship neighborhood of Stratford survive her. Her grandchildren, Leah Gailey, Adam Wiedmann, Christopher Chinnici, Melonie Chinnici, Will Dudko and Molly Dudko and four great-grand children also survive her. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Peace Church, 651 Stratford Road in Lordship on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. Her burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, her family asks that contributions be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): P.O. Box 96929, Washington D.C. 2009 or www.aspca.org/donate. The Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Rd. in Fairfield Center has been entrusted with the arrangements. To send an online condolence, please visit www.shaughnesseybanks.com.
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Fairfield, CT 06430
Published in Connecticut Post from Aug. 9 to Aug. 15, 2014