SOUTHINGTON - Mary (Churchelow) Lemieux, of Southington, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, surrounded by her loving family, after enjoying a long and happy life. She was the wife of the late Ernest J. Lemieux.
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Mary was born in Waterbury on Sept. 19, 1919, and was the daughter of the late John and Eva (Felatova) Churchelow. She had lived in Wolcott and had graduated from Leavenworth High School, going to Greenwich Hospital School of Nursing, receiving her R.N. from the State of Connecticut. Mary enjoyed many years of nursing.
She was a Southington resident for more than 58 years, and was a parishioner of St. Aloysius Church.
Mary loved the outdoors, tending to and observing the activities of the wild birds that flocked to her feeder. She was also creative, and had an eye for color enjoying arts and crafts such as stenciling, knitting and crocheting, and quilting.
Mary is survived by her three children, Michele E. Lemieux, of Bristol; Nancy P. Lemieux, and her husband, William Metzler, of Morrisville, Vt.; and Paul E. Lemieux, and his wife, Carol, of Milldale; three grandsons, Lawrence A. Marciano, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Albert Fiorillo, of Plainville; and Christopher Fiorillo, of Southington; a granddaughter, Lily Belle Lemieux Metzler, of Vermont; a great-grandson, Ryan Fiorillo, of Plainville; and a great-grandaughter, Alivia Fiorillo, of Southington. She is also survived by a sister, Eunice Alessio, of Wolcott; along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Skjdering; and her brothers, Alexander, Michael, and Peter Churchelow.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, August 5, from 11 a.m. to noon at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Aloysius Church, 254 Burritt St. in Plantsville, at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Waterbury. For directions and online condolences visit www.dellavechiafh.com.
Della Vecchia Funeral Home
211 North Main Street
Southington, CT 06489
Published in The Record-Journal on Aug. 3, 2014