TORRINGTON >> Mary G. (Stead) Fossati, 85, of Torrington, CT, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Valerie Manor surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of John D. Fossati for 53 years.
Mrs. Fossati was born Jan. 25, 1928, in Birmingham, England, daughter of the late Harry and Lilly (Stephenson) Stead. She traveled to the United States in 1957 as a Nanny, and later was employed by the Torrington School System as an Instructional Assistant. She enjoyed creating stained glass items and creating props for all local theater groups.
In addition to her beloved husband John, she is survived by one daughter, Ann Marie Goodwin of Torrington, CT; one sister, Mavis Downes of Birmingham, England; four grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Paul Fossati.
The Fossati family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Valerie Manor for the care and compassion shown to Mary and to her family.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, with the cortege leaving at 10:30 a.m. from Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St. to St. Peter Church, 107 East Main St., for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Cook Funeral Home on Wednesday morning.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children`s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be sent to the Fossati family by visiting www.cookfuneralhomect.com.