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Sophie (Milek) Sobireski

September 13, 1930 ~ February 26, 2019 (age 88)
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Naugatuck-Sophie (Milek) Sobireski, age 88, widow of Stanley J. Sobireski, passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 26, 2019 at the VITAS Innovative Care unit at St. Mary’s Hospital.


She was born in Orange, CT on September 13, 1930, daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Brejnak) Milek.  A longtime Naugatuck resident, she retired from Lewis Engineering after many years of service.  Sophie was a communicant of St. Hedwig’s Church.  She enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and her trips to the casinos and Pennsylvania.


She leaves her daughters, Joyce Verbisky and her husband John of Naugatuck and Janet Webster and her husband Doug of Morris; her sister Helen Ptak of Ansonia; her five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Sophie was predeceased by her daughter Cynthia Walsh.


The family sends a special thank you to Dr. Ralph Tremaglio and the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital VITAS unit for the special care given to Sophie during her illness.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday March 2, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Hedwig’s Church, 32 Golden Hill Street, Naugatuck. Those attending are asked to please meet at the church at 10:15 a.m.   Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 4-6 p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck.  To send an on-line condolence, please visit

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