Anna Elizabeth Birchard
May 2, 1933 ~ June 30, 2013
Anna Elizabeth Birchard, 80, wife of Robert Birchard, of Rowayton, passed away on June 30, 2013 at Greenwich Hospital.
Born May 2, 1933 in Norwalk, she was the daughter of John and Margaret Straub.
Mrs. Birchard attended Norwalk High School. She worked at RCA on West Avenue and waitressed at Modugno’s. She also enjoyed a career in several local retail establishments including Loehman’s in Norwalk and At The Top Drawer in Rowayton. She was a member of the Rowayton Volunteer Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary and a Eucharistic Minister at St. Matthew’s Church in Norwalk.
She is survived by daughter Sheila DiCostanzo and her husband John of Norwalk, son Bruce Dominick, his wife Lisa, and their children Chase, Kaitlyn and Shaye of Wilton, grandchildren John DiCostanzo Jr, his wife Emily, and their two sons John III and Thomas of Harwinton, granddaughter Lisa Alberts and her husband Stephen of Austin, Texas.
Friends and family may call Friday, July 5th, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 6th, at 10:00 AM in St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk.
Donations in her name may be made to: St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854.