Services:

Visitation will be held at Collins Funeral Home in Norwalk on Friday, May 11 from 4 to 8 PM. Burial will be on Saturday, May 12, 11:00 AM at Willowbrook Cemetery.

Donations:

In lieu of flowers, donations to American Cancer Society are encouraged.

Andrea M. Dean


Andrea M. Dean passed away peacefully at home in Norwalk on May 8, 2108. The wife of Denis P. Dean, she was born in Port Chester, N.Y. on March 14, 1949.

She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Taracka. She graduated from Greenwich High School in 1967. She worked at Chase Bank in Stamford for several years before joining General Reinsurance where she worked in human resources for over 20 years.

Andrea found gratification in teaching English as a second language. She enjoyed cooking, reading, gardening, and the beach, including annual trips to Turks and Caicos in the late fall. A’s vibrant personality and sense of humor drew people to her and made for 37 years of a remarkably wonderful marriage.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Janet Senft, in January 2018, and her sister Ella, who died at age 4. She is survived by her devoted husband and her sister, Nancy Taracka, of Byram.

Visitation will be held at Collins Funeral Home in Norwalk on Friday, May 11 from 4 to 8 PM. Burial will be on Saturday, May 12, 11:00 AM at Willowbrook Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to American Cancer Society are encouraged. Please visit www.collinsfh.com/obituaries to leave condolences.

  1. Dear Andrea: Sorry to hear of your passing. We shared numerous classes in High School and you were always so gracious. Thank you for your life of giving to others. You will be missed by all who knew you but your family will grieve the most. May God comfort them in their sorrows. Thanks again Andrea for being a part of all our lives. We will surely miss you.

    Class of 67 Andrea Taracka, gone but never forgotten.

    May 10, 2018
    Robert I. Brady -
  • To the Family
    You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. May God provide you with comfort during this grievous time. Be assured that one day soon God will do away with death forever. 1 Corinthians 15:26.

    May 11, 2018
    Lanette -
  • My condolences to Denis and the family. I enjoyed our visits with all the dogs in our neighbor’s front yard. Lots of chuckles for sure. Andrea will be missed. Love from Chili too.

    May 12, 2018
    Karen Curley -
  • Dear Nancy,
    My condolences to you & your family. I, too, worked at Gen Re but don’t think I ever had the pleasure of meeting Andrea. May happy memories be a source of comfort to you.
    Sincerely,
    Jo
    Josephine Martello Burns
    GHS 1960

    May 14, 2018
    Josephine Burns -
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