Obituary: Mary Panza Bria, 94, of Trumbull, formerly of Riverside

Mary Panza Bria, age 94, of Trumbull and formerly of Riverside, beloved wife of the late Pasquale (Patsy) Bria, passed away on Friday, May17, 2013 at Wilton Meadows Health Care Center.

Born in Riverside, CT on July 13, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Rose Santoro Panza.

Mary loved to play bingo, taking trips to the casino and was an avid NY Yankees fan and sports enthusiast.

Survivors include a son, John Bria and his wife Georgiann of FL, two daughters, Lorraine Bodick and her husband Buzz of Norwalk, Beverly Sperrazza and her husband Ralph of NC, a brother, Joseph Panza of Monroe, a sister, Susan Fisher of Orange, 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Patrick Bria, a brother, Anthony Panza and two sisters, Lillian Hames and Carmella Slink.

Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. from the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull and at 11:00 a.m. in St. Theresa Church, Trumbull for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Greenwich. Friends may call on Tuesday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr., PO Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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