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Wake: Friends may call Sunday December 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate her life will be held on Monday December 23 at 10 a.m. in Saint Emery’s Church, 838 Kings Highway, Fairfield. Friends are asked to meet directly at the church on Monday morning. Burial: She will be buried next to her husband and her parents at Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. Donations: Donations in Anne’s memory may be made to The Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford, CT 06405 or to the Easton Senior Citizen’s Center Inc., 650 Morehouse Road, Easton CT 06612 with a notation to be used to fund their Van Transport.

Anna M. Biagiarelli


April 11, 1923 - December 18, 2013

Anna M. Biagiarelli, wife of the late Peter A. Biagiarelli of Easton, peacefully passed from this world Wednesday, December 18, 2013, in her home. Born April 11, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Oprendek. She was 90 years old.

Anne grew up in Fairfield and attended Fairfield schools. She worked as a crane operator at Bullard Machine Company, and later as a teacher aide in Special Education and in Reading at Helen Keller Middle School in Easton until her retirement. She and her parents and siblings were among the founders of St Emery’s Church in Fairfield and she held a lifelong devotion to that parish.

She was a member of their Seniors group, the Ladies Guild, and other groups. She also attended Notre Dame of Easton parish with her family, and was active in parish life. Anne was a happy participant in many of her daughter’s activities, and in community life in Easton and Fairfield. She loved gardening, baseball, music, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her sister and daughter. She enjoyed life, and was a giving, gentle and sweet person. For more than three years, Anne was lovingly cared for in her home by Peggy Johnson, who enabled her to approach the end of her life with dignity, comfort, and grace.

She will be remembered and missed by her daughter Lisa Anne Biagiarelli of Easton, her sister, Irene Sanislo of Stratford, and extended family and friends. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers Kalman and Joseph Oprendek, and by many friends and relatives.

Friends may call Sunday December 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate her life will be held on Monday December 23 at 10 a.m. in Saint Emery’s Church, 838 Kings Highway, Fairfield. Friends are asked to meet directly at the church on Monday morning. She will be buried next to her husband and her parents at Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport.

Donations in Anne’s memory may be made to The Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford, CT 06405 or to the Easton Senior Citizen’s Center Inc., 650 Morehouse Road, Easton CT 06612 with a notation to be used to fund their Van Transport.

  1. So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you. I am sure you have many good memories with your mom to reflect upon. She will be watching over you from above.

    December 20, 2013
    Carol Larson -
  • Lisa, we’re all grieving with you. I never got to meet your mother but she was obviously a happy and devoted woman who loved her life and her daughter very much.

    December 20, 2013
    Adam J. Cohen -
  • Lisa We grieve with you and know how painful it is to lose someone as close as your mother.
    Our thoughts and prayers will remain with you always.

    December 20, 2013
    George & Carol Underhill -
  • Lisa, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mother seemed like a wonderful lady who lived life to the fullest, and loved and cherished her daughter very dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    December 20, 2013
    David Kluczwski -
  • Lisa, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom is at Peace and in the house of our Lord. She was a beautiful woman and lucky to have such a devoted daughter as you. God Bless ,Love and Peace.

    December 20, 2013
    Charles (Chuck) Mangan -
  • dear lisa judy and i send our deepest sympathy. i shall cherih the fond memories of your mom who i met at our meetings.

    December 20, 2013
    lou caravella -
  • Lisa, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I have very fond memories of your mom, especially when we went into New York for dinner and a play. She had such a wonderful sense of humor. She had a very full life. God was good to her on earth and now he will welcome her into heven with open arms.

    Love,

    Jack and Nancy Dytko

    December 20, 2013
    Nancy Dytko -
  • so very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a lady , someone to admire, she worked hard and was a shining example of decorum for her family. She and Peter were sweethearts and took great pride in all of Lisa’s accomplishments. I worked with your Mom in Easton and enjoyed hearing of the family activities. I knew when she retired her health was problematic, I am glad she lived to enjoy her free time and prolong her time with you. Your Mom is at peace with your Dad, reunited once again, rejoice on her achieving salvation. You are in my prayers, Mary Grenier

    December 22, 2013
    mary Grenier -
  • Lisa, we are so sorry for your loss. Our family grieves with you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    with love and deepest sympathy,
    George & Janice

    December 23, 2013
    George King -
  • Lisa,
    Please except my sincere condolence on the loss of your mother . My prayers and thoughts are with you and your Aunt.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Cheryl

    December 23, 2013
    Cheryl Higgins -
  • Dear Lisa,

    I am so very sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. We will all remember the wonderful woman that she was and what an excellent role model she was for you. She was a caring and very professional person who helped so many children when she worked at HKMS. More importantly, your mom was a good frond who was always ready to give a helping hand to anyone.

    I apologize that I could not make it to her funeral, but I have a broken leg and had to go to the doctor at the exact time of your mom’s funeral mass. I do realize that this is a difficult time of the year to lose a loved one because my mom died on Christmas Eve 13 years ago. All I can say is to try to remember the good memories, I found that helped me. But also remember that your mom is now with the love of her live once again and that they are still watching over you. Please know that you and your family will be in my prayers.

    With love & sympathy, Maureen

    December 23, 2013
    Maureen Shanley -
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