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.