Obituary: Rose (Massaro) Kvaka, 90, of Stratford

Rose (Massaro) Kvaka, 90, of Stratford, retired from Advanced Graphics, wife of the late Joseph Kvaka, died Oct. 20.

Born Feb. 19, 1925, in Bridgeport, daughter of the late Nicola and Filomena Massaro.

Survived by children, Joanne Kvaka of Stratford, Linda Ward and her husband, James of Milford, Rosemary Kvaka of Washington, D.C. and Michael Kvaka of Stratford; two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Also predeceased by two sisters, Antoinette Kvaka and Josephine Battagliotti and five brothers, Armondo, John, Patsy, Joseph and Andrew Massaro.

Special thanks to the staff and nurses of the Stratford VNA and her personal care giver, Alfreda.

Services: Tuesday, Oct. 27, 9:30 a.m., William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main Street, Stratford and at 10:30 a.m. in St. James Church, Stratford. Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Stratford. Visiting hours: Monday, 4-7 p.m.

Memorial contributions: the Stratford VNA, 88 Ryders Lane, Stratford, CT 06614 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Suite 100, 2075 Silas Dean Highway, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.