Laura J. Gonzalez
December 29, 1959 - October 29, 2014
Laura J. Gonzalez, 54, wife of Manny Gonzalez of Stratford, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford.
Born December 29, 1959 in Port Chester, NY, she was the daughter of Virginia (Ginny) Knudson Hemstead and the late Norman Hemstead.
Mrs. Gonzalez worked as a Preschool Teaching Aid at Temple Israel in Westport. She was a happy person who loved dancing and loved photography.
In addition to her husband Manny and mother Ginny, she is survived by her two sons, Derrick and Daniel Gonzalez, both of Stratford; by her two brothers, Daniel Hemstead and his wife Marcia of Seymour, CT and Michael Hemstead and his wife Linda of Missouri. She is also survived by her niece Jade Hemstead of Missouri.
She was predeceased by her brother Jonathan Hemstead.
Friends may call on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Memorial services will be celebrated at 5:00 PM. Donations in her memory may be made to either Connecticut Hospice,100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405 or to the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven 333 Cedar Street, PO Box 208028 New Haven, CT 06520.