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Catherine Czepiga Merola, 101, of North Haven passed away peacefully on May 3 at the Quinnipiac Valley Center, Wallingford, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas P. Merola, Sr. Catherine was born in New Haven on March 4, 1918, the daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes Froncek Czepiga.
She was a member of the North Haven Republican Town Committee, member of the former St. Barnabas Women’s Club, and worked the voting polls in North Haven for many years, receiving a “Special Recognition” from the town. Catherine loved to travel but most of all she enjoyed her family whom she loved unconditionally.
She was the beloved mother of Mary Jane Mulligan and Ret. North Haven Fire Chief Nicholas Merola, Jr., (Therese). She was the loving grandmother of Debra Merola-Boutin (Paul), Nicholas J. Merola (Carol), Richard Mulligan III (Eleanor), David Merola (Jennifer), and Shawn Mulligan. She was the great-grandmother of Casey, Christopher, Marissa, Nicholas, Spencer, MacKenzie, Joshua, Emily, Sabrina, Luca, and Lillianna. She was predeceased by her son-in-law Richard Mulligan, Jr., a sister, Mary D’Agostino, and brothers John and Anthony Czepiga.
The family would like to extend a “Special Thank You” to all the nurses and staff of the Quinnipiac Valley Center for the excellent comfort and care they provided to Catherine.
The visiting hours were May 7 at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave. Her funeral procession left the funeral home on May 8. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated in Church of the Resurrection, Wallingford. Interment followed in All Saints Cemetery. For an online obituary, visit www.northhavenfuneral.com.
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