MERIDEN - Alice B. Zawalich, 84, wife of the late Chester Zawalich Sr., died April 26, 2012 at MidState Medical Center.
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Born on Sept. 29, 1927 in Caribou, Maine, one of 14 children, she was the daughter of the late Mackey and Alice (Vermette) Bouchard. Alice was a resident of Meriden for 20 years and a parishioner of St. Joseph Church. She was employed as a keyboard operator for the Travelers from where she retired after 30 years of service. Alice enjoyed reading and visiting her son, Chester, in Indiana. She loved family parties and time spent with her family.
Mrs. Zawalich is survived by her son, Chester Charles Zawalich Jr., of So. Bend, Ind.; her daughter, Maryalice Zawalich, of Meriden and two grandsons, Matthew Zawalich and Jason Zawalich, both of So. Bend, Ind. She was predeceased by her daughter, Kathy E. Hershey; seven brothers, Sam, Maurice, Lou, York, Timmy, Leon and Jake; and six sisters, Alma, Catherine, Leophille, Tony, Elaine and Irene.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Saturday, May 12, at the Smith-Ruzzo Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden from 4 until 6 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. To send an online expression of sympathy please visit
Published in The Record-Journal on May 9, 2012