Charlene McDermott
MCDERMOTT Charlene Traverse McDermott, age 63, of Monroe, beloved wife of the late Gregory J. McDermott, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at St. Vincent Medical Center. Born in Bridgeport on April 30, 1948, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Traverse. She had worked in the cafeteria for the Fairfield Prepatory School and enjoyed time spent with her family. She will be deeply missed. Survivors include two loving children, Scott McDermott of Bridgeport and Michele McDermott and her husband Paul Mahler of Torrington, a cherished granddaughter Morgan Elizabeth, a brother, Marc Traverse and his wife Nichole of California, her mother-in-law, Judith McDermott of Bridgeport, her "second daughter" Betsy Wills Hlavac and dear friends Chuck and Betsy DeAngelis of Stratford. Prayer services will take place on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. At Charlene's request, please dress casual and wear jeans to the visitation and services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Swim Across the Sound, c/o St. Vincent Medical Center Foundation, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606. To light a virtual candle, visit us at

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Published by Connecticut Post from Jul. 9 to Jul. 10, 2011.
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"To Michele and family I am at a loss of words and don't know what to say to you to help you feel better. Please accept my condolences anyway. I'll be praying for you." (Arlene,CT)
Arlene Morrison
July 10, 2011
Scott,Michele,Morgan,Paul-Even though we won't beable to attend our hearts and prayers go out to you. We have been friends close to 40 years and will deeply miss them. They both made you feel right at home.God has called them home where there is no more pain and suffering. We send our love up to you. Bill & Betty Berlin......Camden,De
William Berlin
July 10, 2011
Dear Scott
My deepest condolences are with you and your family as you grieve. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead and always.
Suzanne Darcy
July 10, 2011
Marc, Scott, Michele, Morgan and family: there are not enough words to describe the memories I have from the years Char and I shared from High School and beyond. Through thick and thin we stuck together no matter what. She and I were the only "sisters" we ever had. We cried and laughed and supported one another in good times and bad. Even when we had a time of separation, we came full circle to reunite. Now comes the time to say, "I'll see you again sometime kiddo, my dear friend". I love you and always will. My prayers and love are with all of you and please know that you will always hold a special place in my heart as well. Charlene's friend and "sister" Pam (Farr) Jersey
Pam Jersey
July 10, 2011
So sorry that I'm unable to be there with you. Char and Greg were always there for me. May God bless you and give you peace.
Love, Aunt Carol
Carol Cwalina Babcock
July 10, 2011
Dear Scotty and Michele-
Your Mom is and always was a beautiful soul ....
try to take some comfort in KNOWING...
She is in the loving arms of Jesus, Dad-
Gramma (my Tzi-Tzi) and Grampa........ and they are ALL watching over you!
Love you both so much! Robin and Aunt Pat
July 10, 2011
Michele,Scott and your family...I am blessed to have so many memories of your parents when I was a young person.May God put his arms around you with comfort and love today and everyday. Love your cousin, Tamara
Tamara Kiss
July 10, 2011
Michele Morgan and Paul im so sorry for your loss. Michele your mother always made me feel loved when I was around u. She was a good woman!! And will be missed
stephanie rice velotti
July 9, 2011
Michele ,Morgan,Paul..I am so very sad to hear of Charlene's passing. I have been praying for you all. I am here for whatever you need. Sending love your way ..
love Jenn,Chris, Jess and Kirstin hull
jennifer hull
July 9, 2011
Scott and Michele your mother as well as your father were very good friends of mine and will be demeply missed. mike mcpadden
michael mcpadden
July 9, 2011
Michele, Paul & Morgan, we love you guys and are praying for your strength and peace. We are sorry for your loss. She was loved by many and very brave. May the Lord carry you in his arms. Love, Matt, Gina, Anthony & Kevin
Gina Kain
July 9, 2011
I love you Aunt Char and miss you much.
Donna Moulton
July 9, 2011
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