Barbara Ezzolo, 87, Longtime Darien Resident, Loved Nature, Dogs, Rug Hooking, Crafting

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Barbara Ezzolo (Preinsberger), 87, passed away peacefully, with her husband and family members by her side, on Wednesday, Aug. 28, after a brief illness.

Barbara Ezzolo, 87, passed away on Aug. Her wake and funeral will be on Friday, Sept. 6.

Barbara was a longtime resident of Darien. She was born on Feb. 4, 1932 and grew up in Greenwich Village, New York City. She worked as an executive secretary for W.R. Grace & Co. for many, many years.

She met her husband, William, 60 years ago, while ice skating at Madison Square Garden in New York. They have been happily married for many years.

Barbara loved nature and the outdoors — one of the reasons she owned a beautiful home in the Poconos for many years and so loved her home in Darien.

She also loved dogs and always had one by her side. Kerry will miss her tremendously. She loved rug hooking and crafting, and enjoyed these hobbies and spending time with a wonderful social circle. She was a wonderful, loving wife and friend to so many and truly enjoyed spending time on holidays and special events with her family. Barbara will be truly missed by all of us.

an obituary from Edward Lawrence Funeral Home

Barbara is survived by her husband, William; niece, Donna (Steve) Rochford; and a wonderful, loving extended family including Dave and Lisa St. John and their children: Annabella, Abigail and Joseph; and Michael and Jennifer Rochford and their daughters: Olivia and Audrey. She was predeceased by her parents and sister, Roseann, who she was very close to.

The family will receive friends from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. the same day at St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Ave., Norwalk, followed by a graveside burial service at St. John’s Cemetery, 223 Richards Ave., Norwalk.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 38 Richards Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854.

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