Barbara J. Olexa, 73, of Easton, formerly of Westport, beloved wife of 46 years of Stephen J. Olexa, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013 with her family by her side.

Born in Brooklyn to the late John and Barbara Bakewicz, she was a longtime area resident.

Barbara was an amazing homemaker and enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her loving children, Stephen W. Olexa of Shelton and Janet Rodgers and her husband, Eric of Trumbull. She will also be missed by her sixteen year old grandcat, Schaffer.

Funeral services are private and under the direction of the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Rd. in Fairfield Center.

To send an online condolence, please visit www.shaughnesseybanks.com.