Mary Zagata, age 92, formerly of London Dr. Hamden, passed away September 6, 2009. Mary was the widow of Charles A. Zagata Ret. Major US Army; mother of Carol & her husband Louis D'Auria of New Jersey, Margaret & her husband Paul Davies of NY, New York, Joseph Zagata & his wife Sharon of Newtown, CT, Michael Zagata & his wife Jane of Hamden and the late Valerie Edwards and sister of the late Edward Gorczynski. Mary is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 3 great granddaughters. Born in Brooklyn, NY on August 24, 1917 she was a daughter of the late Francis & Josephine Stoletzski Gorczynski. Mary was a former sales woman at Macy's Dept. Store in New York City. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, a former president and longtime member of the Rosary Society at St. Stephen Church, leader of the Tuesday morning prayer group at the church and initiated many of the church's card parties and bingo. Mary was the first recipient of the St. Joseph Medal of Appreciation in the Archdiocese of Hartford. She was a former president of St. Stephen's Church Seniors and a member of the first parish council. Mary also was an avid bowler. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT 2300 WHITNEY AVE, HAMDEN Wednesday morning at 10:30. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in St. Stephen Church at 11 AM. Friends may call Tuesday at the funeral home from 4-8pm. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. Memorial contributions may be sent to Masonicare Hospice P.O. Box 70 Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. DEAR MR. AND MRS. ZAGATA AND MIKAYLA, OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TIME. WITH DEEPEST CONDOLENCES, NANCY,JOHN,JASON,MARK FERRARO GR.2 ST.STEPHEN SCHOOL

  2. DEAR MR. AND MRS. ZAGATA AND MIKAYLA, YOUR ST. STEPHEN SCHOOL COMMUNITY WISHES TO EXTEND OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY AT THIS TIME. SINCERELY, THE FACULTY, STAFF,STUDENTS FROM ST. STEPHEN SCHOOL

  3. to Mike Zagata and Family Deepest sympathy may all of you comforted at this time . KNowing that your beloved mother,and grandmother is at peace let this comfort all of you. you were blessed by having had her in your lives and she was blessed by having all of you for family. God bless all of you Claire and Marty Janicki

  4. Dear Mike, Jane, Mikayla and Maegan, We are so sorry about Mary, and please know that our hearts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family. Mary was one of the first people we met when we came to Saint Stephen’s some 14 years ago, and we will always remember how welcome she made us feel and what a shining star she was. We will truly miss her. God bless you all, love Lisa, Steve and Kyle Bilodeau

  5. Dear Mike, Jane, Mikayla, and Maegan, Grams face was always smiling and certainly lit up more when talking about each of you. You gave her so much love and such a wonderful feeling of family. Hold onto those memories forever. With our sympathy, Gina, Dave, Taylor, and Morgan

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