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Mary (Forish) Wasula

June 24, 1921 ~ October 22, 2018 (age 97)
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Mary (Forish) Wasula passed away on October 22 surrounded by her family. She was 97 years old.


Mary was born on June 24th 1921 in Naugatuck CT to her parents, Mary (Fuska) and George Forish. She attended school in Naugatuck CT. She was married to her loving husband Steven Wasula who moved from Albany New York to settle down with her in Naugatuck. Mary worked for Uniroyal and meticulously maintained her home all her life. She was always out in her yard mowing the lawn, taking care of flowers and her vegetable garden. If it wasn’t for her arthritis she would have still been out there gardening last week. Mary provided home care to her mother and then her husband for many years.


She was truly a selfless person. Although Mary had no children of her own she was very close to her nieces and nephews and was loved by all of them. She provided after school child care. She was very wise and always provided her ear and advice to all of them. Mary was very sharp minded until the end and very healthy excluding her arthritis. We contribute this to healthy living, lots of chocolate and being serenaded by her husband’s superb saxophone playing.


Mary is survived by her nephew and godchild Charles Forish Jr, niece Linda (Forish) Yoos, Great nephews Charles Forish III, John Forish, Michael Forish, Darren Yoos, Brennan Yoos and sister in law Harriet Forish.


Mary will have a graveside service on Monday October 29, 2018 at 10 am at St. Mary’s Russian Orthodox Cemetery, Stillson Road, Waterbury. All are welcome to attend.  To send an on-line condolence, please visit  The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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