Meriden - Ethel I. Fudala, 88, wife of the late Albin M. Fudala, died on Tuesday, Decmeber 29, 2009 at The Village at Kensington Place in Meriden, CT. She was born April 10, 1921 in Manchester, NH a daughter of the late Paul E. and Ida (Steiner) Hermsdorf. She graduated from Manchester West High School. Ethel was retired as a secretary from the Manchester Housing Authority, was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Manchester, was a member of their choir as well as a past church treasurer. She loved gardening, loved to bake, spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and mostly loved to give hugs. Ethel is survived by a daughter Susan J. (Fudala) Grenert and her husband Mark of Meriden, CT, a son John A. Fudala of Lutz, Florida and five grandchildren, Candace Fudala-Bays and Kimberly Fudala-Brown both of Florida, Abbie Grenert-Stanley and Joshua Grenert both of North Carolina and Jennifer Fudala of Florida. She also leaves four great-grandchildren, Leah Brown , Emily Brown, and Molly Brown all of Florida and William Stanley of North Carolina. She was predeceased by a brother, Edwin Hermsdorf. A private funeral service and burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in Ethel's memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226 Att: Contribution Services. The Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden is in charge of the arrangements.

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  1. I will miss your cooking, though I have carried on many of your traditions. I will miss your excitement over seeing the girls grow up. We always felt your love and support, and your .hugs and kisses. through the phone. Be at peace. I will always love you.

  2. My heart goes out to her children and grandchildren. She was a beautiful person. She shared her love freely. She will be missed.

  3. Ethel was the best neighbor. We watched out for each other. I miss her very much and her cooking. I would mow her lawn and she would give me something from her freezer. In the spring I would watch for her crocus and lily of the valley. She had the best rhubarb. She is the last of the dear sweet ladies. Ethel, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love

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