Marion Krayeski Darasz

Published on Friday, 2 February 2018 23:15


Marion Krayeski Darasz, Thomaston, passed away at the age of 91 on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, after a long illness.

She was born Sept. 1, 1926, to Frances and Woiech Krayeski in Thomaston. Marion was married to her Thomaston High School sweetheart, Joseph Peter Darasz, for 61 years before his passing in 2010. Marion and Joe lived their whole lives together in Thomaston raising two daughters.

She is survived by her daughters, Noreen Cerruto and her husband, Paul, of New Hartford and Margaret Hadzima and her husband, Joseph, of Wellesley, Mass. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Ann Cerruto of Torrington, Elizabeth Hadzima Perkins of Berkeley, Calif., and Jeffrey Hadzima of New York City; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three sisters, Genia Dulina, Nellie DiNunzio and Agnes Mueller.

After graduating from Thomaston High School in 1943, Marion worked at Seth Thomas, the Grove Street School lunch program and ultimately retired from various office positions at Scovill Manufacturing.

Over the years, she was active in the events of St. Thomas parish in Thomaston participating in the choir, teaching in the Sunday School and sewing altar coverings and garments for the priests. She loved to read, cook, sew, knit and participate in a variety of crafts. Most importantly, Marion left her mark on this world as a creative, witty, and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Church, 1 East Main St., Thomaston. Family and friends may call at the Lyons Funeral Home, 46 High St. from 9 a.m. until the time to leave for church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Thomaston Volunteer Fire Department, 245 South Main St., Thomaston, CT 06787.

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Posted in The Bristol Press, on Friday, 2 February 2018 23:15. Updated: Friday, 2 February 2018 23:18.