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Old Lyme - Ethyl C. (Masheck) Comerford, 92, died on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at the Fairview Nursing Home in Groton.

Since 2005, she had lived with her daughter, Rosemary Reid in Old Lyme, moving to Fairview in April 2012. Born Jan. 14, 1920, in Astoria, N.Y., to Joseph Masheck and Rose (Cermak) Masheck. She received her A.B. degree in 1940 from what was then known as St. Joseph's College for Women in Brooklyn, N.Y. Upon graduation, she held a number of secretarial positions in Manhattan including working at Universal Pictures and Kimberly Clark.

In 1955, she meet the love of her life, Peter J. Comerford. On Sept. 8, 1956, they were married at St. Francis Church in Astoria, N.Y. They were blessed with two children and joyfully raised them in Flushing, N.Y. In 1965, the family moved to Sag Harbor, N.Y. upon Peter's retirement. Ethyl soon began teaching in Most Holy Trinity School in East Hampton. She was active in the Columbiettes, as well as the Ladies' Village Improvement Society, and was a devoted parishioner in St. Andrew's Parish where she served as director of religious education after her retirement from teaching in 1985.

After moving to Old Lyme, she attended Christ the King Parish, where she was embraced by morning prayer group and loved the fellowship of these wonderful women. She kept active with cooking, crocheting, swimming and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her son, Peter J. of Portsmouth, R.I., his wife, Diane and twin daughters, Mary Rose and Caryn Leigh; and her daughter, Rosemary Reid, of Old Lyme, her husband, Paul, and children, Daniel and Katie.

She was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Peter; her brother, Joseph Masheck; and five grandchildren, Patrick, Margaret, Brian, William and David Reid.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Beckwith Lane, Old Lyme. The funeral procession will assemble at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home and will proceed to an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial, at Christ the King Church, McCurdy Road,Old Lyme. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, in St. Andrew's Cemetery in Sag Harbor.

The family would like to express its gratitude to the staff at Fairview, from the Bistro to the nursing and support staff, who gave great care and comfort to Mom.

In lieu of flowers, we suggest donations to Fairview, the Odd Fellows Home, 235 Lestertown Road #1, Groton, CT 06340.

To sign the on line guest book visit www.fultontherouxoldlyme.com
Published in The Day on Jan. 10, 2013
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