TORRINGTON >> Thelma M. Nawalaniec, 86, of South Main St, died Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Paradigm Healthcare Center.
Mrs. Nawalaniec was born in Winchester on Sept.26, 1926, daughter of the late Emery Halsted and was a lifelong area resident. She had been employed by the Brunswick Corp., Torrington Co., Torin Co., and retired as a salad bar lady at Stop & Shop. Thelma was an avid duck pin bowler, playing on the Gems League for thirty years and bowled until age eighty-two. She was a former Brownie leader and lunch lady at Forbes School. Thelma enjoyed reading, fishing, bingo, trips to the casino, and most of all, her pets.
Survivors include a son, Peter Nawalaniec, two daughters, Linda Prindle and Nancy Hoysradt, all of Torrington, her former husband, Edward J Nawalaniec of Torrington, nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10 a.m. in Hillside Cemetery, Torrington. The Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, 258 Prospect St., Torrington is in care of arrangement.
Friends who so desire may make memorial contributions to: Little Guild of St. Francis Animal Shelter, 285 Goshen Sharon Turnpike. Cornwall, CT 06753.
To offer an online condolence please visit gleesonryanfuneralhome.com.