Theresa E. LaPia, age 94, of Stratford, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2014 in Maefair Health Care Center with her loving family by her side.

Theresa was born on March 13, 1920 in Bridgeport and was the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Rocchina Capuano LaPia.

She was employed by Reed’s in the Customer Relations Department for 47 years.

Theresa cherished spending time with family and at her church.

Theresa is survived by one brother, Anthony Ross of Stratford, one sister, Maria Volpe of Trumbull and numerous devoted nieces and nephews.

In addition to her beloved parents, Vincenzo and Rocchina, Theresa was also predeceased by her step father, Nicholas Ross, two brothers, Frank Ross Sr. and Felix Ross, one sister, Antoinette Besescheck, and two nephews, Karl Besescheck and Richard “Ricky” Ross.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM in St. Mark’s Church, 500 Wigwam Lane, Stratford where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Birendra Soreng. Interment will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery Stratford.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Maefair Health Care Center and Life Choice Hospice for the kindness and compassion shown to them.

For those who so desire, contributions may be made in Theresa’s memory to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

To celebrate her life, please visit us at www.galellofuneralhome.com.