Catherine (Pennella) Bria, 88, a lifelong resident of Greenwich, died peacefully Friday, August 9 at Greenwich Hospital surrounded by her family after a short illness. Catherine, known to her friends as Kay, was born December 26, 1924 to Peter and Concetta DeLeo Pennella. Catherine married her husband James Bria in October 1947, who died in 2001.
Besides her parents and husband, Catherine was predeceased by two brothers, Charles Pennella and William Pennella, and son-in-law Ignazio Marullo.
Catherine is survived by three children: Linda Marullo and James Bria, Jr. of Greenwich and Kathie Petrov and her husband Constantin of Stamford. She is also survived by five grandchildren: William, Stephen and Alexander Petrov; James Bria III and Lauren Bria; and two great grandchildren, Nicholas and Zachary Petrov.
Catherine was a retired cook with the Greenwich Board of Education. Her most enjoyable times were spent with her family doing what she did best: caring for them as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her presence will be sadly missed and forever a part of our lives.
The Bria family will receive the sympathy of friends and family on Tuesday, August 13th from 4pm to 8pm at Bosak Funeral Home and Cremation, 453 Shippan Avenue, in Stamford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 14th at 10am at Saint Roch Parish, 10 Saint Rock Avenue, Greenwich, CT. Burial will follow at St Mary RC Cemetery in Greenwich, CT.
The family has entrusted Mrs. Bria's final care to Bosak Funeral Home and Cremation, 453 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT. If you care to leave an online expression of condolence you may sign the guestbook on www.bosakfuneralhome.com
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