Obituary: Frances (Schwarz) Atkinson, 87, of Milford

Frances (Schwarz) Atkinson, 87, of Milford, retired from Bryant Electric, wife of the late Sidney Atkinson Jr., died Nov. 13.

Born June 28, 1928, in Bridgeport, daughter of the late Rudolph and Freida (Baker) Schwarz.

Survived by her children, Dawn Rybicki Perkins of Milford and Barry Rybicki (wife Susan) of Arizona, stepson, Bradley Atkinson and his wife, Shannon; six grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a nephew.

Predeceased by her son, Steve Rybicki, and her grandson.

Memorial contributions: the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134 or through email at

William R. McDonald Funeral Home, Stratford.