Ina Kolaric
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Ina Kolaric
Ina Dunham Huston Kolaric, age 75, of Fairfield, beloved wife of Marvin J. Kolaric, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 18, 2018. Ina was born in Bridgeport on September 21, 1942, daughter of the late John Charles and Agnes Steinhilber Huston. She has been a resident of Fairfield for most of her life, where she married her husband Marvin J. Kolaric in 1979. She is also the cherished mother of Amanda Courtney Lisa Kolaric and the late Jessica Elizabeth Kolaric. Ina had a lifelong career at Andrew Warde High School where she taught English and American Studies. She was a dedicated and passionate teacher, with a legacy of being known as "Mama K" that has lived on for many years after her medical retirement in 1996. Outside of teaching, Ina had a great passion and love of animals, most especially her German Shepard, "Dooley" that was loyal by her side for many years as he could be. She also enjoyed reading, watching crime tv shows and indulging in chocolate and ice cream no matter the time of day. Ina is also survived by her sister, Gail Huston of Colorado, brother John Huston Jr., mother in law Julia Kolaric, sister and brother in law Margaret and Frank Fulop, brother and sister in law Michaels and Barbara Kolaric, a niece Julie Fulop Reiley, Andrea Fulop, nephew and niece Anthony Kolaric and Rhonda Kolaric as well as sister Gail's daughter Lisa and son Curtis and lastly, her beloved Maine Coon cat, Mooney. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 22 at 11 a.m. in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Rd., Fairfied Center with interment to follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services. To sign an online register, purchase flowers or to get travel directions, please visit

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Published in Connecticut Post from Jun. 20 to Jun. 21, 2018.
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September 3, 2019
Dear Sis, we weren't close and many miles apart but I do think of you and am thankful you are now at peace and not suffering. Dear God, be with Marvin and Amanda and remind them of all their good memories.
Gail Jackson
June 28, 2018
Though I was her aide for a brief time, our visits were filled with stories, laughs, and wisdom. I enjoyed her knowledge, and her kindness. She will be missed
Elizabeth T
June 27, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Kolaric was a favorite teacher of mine at Andrew Warde. I learned so much from her; she had an easy way about her, but she still commanded respect. I will keep you all in my prayers. - Susan (Martinsky) Goldfarb
June 23, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you Marvin and your family. May Ina Rest In Peace
Doris Gray (Ivanko)
June 22, 2018
Mr. Kolaric I had the pleasure of taking care of Ina briefly and she was a very pleasant and kind Woman, May god bless you and your family at this time
Renona Pryor
June 22, 2018
Marvin, Amanda and family, very, very sorry for your loss. I will let our other sibling, John in Florida know. Deepest Sympathy.
Gail Huston Jackson
June 22, 2018
Miss Huston Ina was my very favorite and most often thought of teacher at Andrew Warde. I saw her several years back and her warmth was ever prevalent even so many years later. She will always be remembered as a wonderful person and kind yet firm educator who taught me to strive to do my best always. My condolences to her family.
Janice Rednak Sikorski
June 21, 2018
Ina was my favourite teacher at Warde. She taught me and inspired me to be one level better as a student and always a friend during my college years and beyond. My memories bring me comfort as I mourn and pray as God wraps his arms around her. To Marvin & Amanda: Ina's legacy as a teacher and friend was passed on to so many! Take comfort in that. God bless!
Vinnie Maiolo
June 21, 2018
Mrs. Kolaric was my English teacher in my Andrew Warde days. She was a delight and a great teacher. She had a wonderful sense of humor. My prayers and thoughts go out to her family.
Dawn Haschak
June 20, 2018
She was a very wonderful teacher. So sorry for her family's loss.
Susan Lawrence
June 21, 2018
Offering our sympathies at this time.
The Staff of Lesko-Polke Funeral Home
June 20, 2018
A great friend that helped many people at the high school. Ina was an exceptional teacher and human being. I always enjoyed working with her . She was truly a dedicated teacher and loved by the staff and students . She was a special person.
Maynard Taylor
June 19, 2018
Amanda, thinking of you and your Dad. Ina was a very special lady whose light will not soon fade.
Rachel Cain
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