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Yolan (Benedek) Forish

February 5, 1927 ~ September 11, 2017 (age 90)
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Naugatuck-Yolan (Benedek) Forish, age 90, widow of George L. Forish, passed away on Monday September 11, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital VITAS unit.


Mrs. Forish was born in Czechoslovakia on February 5, 1927, daughter of the late Paul and Helen Benedek.  She came to this country and settled in Naugatuck at the age of twelve.  For 50 years, she and her husband owned Central Manufacturing Company in Waterbury, then Naugatuck.  Yolan, affectionately known as “Mrs. Boomer,” was well known for her cooking, baking, and her gracious hospitality.  She was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Waterbury, and she was an avid gardener and lover of music.


She is survived by her beloved daughter and caregiver, Linda Yoos and her partner John Riebe of Naugatuck; her grandsons, Darren Yoos and his fiance Tess Segalla of North Canaan, Brennan Yoos of Watertown, and Michael “Boomer” Forish and Amelia of Naugatuck; her great grandchildren, Hunter and Hailey; her sisters, Anna Brodi of Fresh Meadows, Long Island, NY, and Magda Geida and her husband Chester of Torrington; her sisters-in-law, Mary Wasula and Harriet Forish of Naugatuck; and several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Forish was predeceased by her son, David “Boomer” Forish.


A graveside service will be held at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cemetery, Stillson Road, Waterbury, on Monday September 18, 2017 at 12 p.m.  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.

 Service Information

Graveside Service
September 18, 2017

12:00 PM
St. Mary's Orthodox Cemetery
Stillson Road
Waterbury, CT 06704

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