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Theresa "Tess" Bologna Zadrosny, 97, a resident of Hill House in Riverside, CT, passed away on April 11, 2014 at Greenwich Hospital after a brief illness. Tess was born on March 9, 1917 in Port Chester, NY and moved to Greenwich at ten months old. She was the daughter of the late Mariantonia D'Andrea Bologna and Nicholas Bologna. Tess grew up in Cos Cob and graduated from Greenwich High School in 1936. She worked at Dutchland Farms, later the Clam Box, where she met her husband Michael Zadrosny. Tess and Mike were married on January 20, 1940 at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Riverside. Prior to his death in 2000, Tess and Mike were married for sixty years. While raising her family, Tess worked with her husband in their meat and grocery store, Melfair Market in Stamford. In 1967 they sold their business and Tess became an extraordinary, tireless volunteer in the Greenwich community. She served one term as president of the Cos Cob Fire Company Auxiliary, eleven years as president of the Women's Guild at St Catherine's and chaired the annual St. Catherine's Carnival Raffle for over twenty years. Up until last summer, Tess volunteered in the "car booth" at the Annual Parish Carnival. She was a volunteer at Greenwich Hospital for over twenty five years, retiring from her beloved gift shop in 2013. She also volunteered at Hill House and Nathaniel Witherell Nursing Home. Tess was known in the community as an incredible baker, making cakes and treats for weddings, baptisms, birthdays and many celebrations for family and friends. Tess moved to Hill House in 2012 and enjoyed many of the programs and activities offered at the residence, especially painting classes.
Tess is survived by her daughter Marianne Zadrosny Morelli and her husband Robert of Old Greenwich, and her son Joseph M. Zadrosny and his wife Eileen of Colchester, Vermont. Tess also leaves behind to cherish her memory her grandchildren; David Morelli and his wife Tonya of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, Catherine Morelli of West Hartford, Tracy Morelli Pramenko and her husband John of Niskayuna, New York, Michael Vienne and his wife Jeanne of California, James Zadrosny and Lana Lundell of Tolland and Eric Zadrosny and his wife Melissa of Colchester, Vermont. She is also survived by eleven great-grandchildren; Michael, Kate, Thomas and Paul Morelli; Carter and Anne Horton, Maggie and Sam Pramenko and Ethan, Matthew and Ryan Zadrosny. Tess also leaves her sisters Katherine Rich and Rosemary "Babe" Genovese of Riverside, her brother Vincent Bologna of Norwalk and her sister-in-law Theresa Bologna of Riverside, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren and countless friends.
Besides her parents, Tess was predeceased by her loving husband Michael and her brother Anthony W. Bologna, Sr. of Cos Cob.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday April 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, Connecticut. Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, North Street, Greenwich. A luncheon reception will follow the services at The James and Catherine Lucey Parish Hall at St. Catherine's Church. The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT is honored to assist the Zadrosny family with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hill House, 10 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, CT 06878 or to St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, CT 06878.
Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory
104 Myrtle Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902
Published in GreenwichTime from Apr. 15 to Apr. 20, 2014