MERIDEN - Donna L. Cruess, 62, died Thursday, May 3, 2012 at MidState Medical Center. She was the wife of Donald E. Cruess, her loving husband of 40 years.
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Born Nov. 10, 1949 in Wallingford, she was the daughter of Anita (Pere') Komerowski and the late Walter Komerowski. Donna grew up and graduated from local schools in Wallingford. She moved to Meriden after meeting her husband. Donna was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church where she taught CCD for 9 years. She worked as a receptionist for Dr. Ewa A. Cieslik since 2001. Donna enjoyed doing arts and crafts and was known for her delicious baking. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed time spent with her family and loved her grandchildren dearly.
Besides her husband Don, Donna is survived by her children, Brian P. Cruess and his wife, Kelly, of Hebron, Jacci Pugliese and her husband, Jim, of Southington; four grandchildren, Sean and Peyton Cruess, Jackson and Madelyn Pugliese; a sister, Lisa Albert, of Wallingford; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, William Komerowski.
Her funeral will be held on Monday, May 7, at 9:15 a.m. from the Stempien Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden, when the funeral cortege will proceed to St. Stanislaus Church for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Sunday, May 6, from 3 until 6 p.m. at the Stempien Funeral Home. To send an online expression of sympathy please visit www.stempienfuneralhome.com Donations in memory of Mrs. Cruess may be made to the
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Published in The Record-Journal on May 4, 2012