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Dorothy "Dottie" Ann (Zibluk) Evon

April 14, 1942 ~ July 27, 2021 (age 79)

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Naugatuck-Dorothy “Dottie” (Zibluk) Ann Evon, age 79, of Naugatuck, a retired R.N., passed away on July 27th, 2021 in her home with family and her beloved dog, Dixie, after her final battle with cancer. Born on April 14, 1942, in Waterbury, CT, she was the daughter of Anne (Kowalewski) and Harry Zibluk. Dottie was a lifelong resident of Naugatuck and wife of the late Jerry Evon for 43 years. Dot leaves behind her two daughters and their families; Donna Evon, son-in-law Tom Wiltberger, and her beloved grandchildren Ada and Max Wiltberger of Carrboro, NC and Denise Evon of Naugatuck and son-in-law Joe Alexander Udayakumar. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara Masiulis of Prospect, CT. Dot was predeceased by her son, Gerald “Jay” Evon Jr. She was close with many nieces and nephews throughout the local area.

Dottie graduated from the Waterbury Hospital School of Nursing in 1963 and worked as an R.N. intermittently over the years, retiring from Glendale Healthcare in Naugatuck after 20 years of service. She was very involved in raising her two daughters who participated in girl scouts, dance and sports, beaming with joy as she watched. The family began camping in the 1970s and joined NAFCA where they made lifelong friends throughout the New England area. She kept in touch with numerous friends from her childhood and young adult years. She enjoyed traveling and meeting folks at national Global & United Van Lines conferences with Jerry. In April of 1997, Dot donated a kidney to save her husband Jerry’s life, which gave them 12 more years together. 

Dottie loved gardening, music and dancing; especially dancing with Jerry at polka festivals held throughout New England. After retirement, Dottie joined the Naugatuck Women’s Club where she held leadership positions. She also enjoyed her Glendale Dinner Club with other retired nurse “sisters” and “brothers.” She enjoyed six decades of friendships and family memories at a family cottage in tranquil Harrisville, NH. Dottie shared special bonds with her best friend, Judy Zhitomi, who walked by her side through three bouts of cancer; and her closest cousin Betty Hurlbut and favorite Aunt Sophie Zibluk. Dottie’s furry companions were the loves of her life and gave her strength in her later years. She is survived by Dixie, who will miss her dearly.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday July 31, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck.  Burial will follow in Grove Cemetery, Naugatuck.  Visitation will be held on Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Those attending the services are asked to please wear masks and practice social distancing.  In lieu of flowers, Dottie’s life can be honored by donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Shriners Hospitals for Children, or the Animal Rescue Foundation of Terryville CT. 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
July 31, 2021

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Naugatuck Valley Memorial - Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home
240 North Main Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770

Funeral Service
Saturday
July 31, 2021

11:00 AM
Naugatuck Valley Memorial - Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home
240 North Main Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770

Burial to follow
Saturday
July 31, 2021

Grove Cemetery
Cross Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770

Donations

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
300 Research Parkway, Meriden CT 06450

Animal Rescue Foundation
366 Main Street, Terryville CT 06786

Shriners Hospital for Children
2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa FL 33607

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