Obituary: Laura Mitchell, 56, of Milford

Laura Mitchell, age 56, a lifelong resident of Milford, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones and in the presence of God on Saturday, November 15, 2014 following a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Laura was born to the late Stephen and Sandra Nold in Milford Hospital. Laura was the devoted wife and best friend of Richard Mitchell for 39 years.

Laura leaves behind a daughter, Amy Fedigan and her husband Brendan (Milford) their four children, Liam, Tierney, Seamus, and Norah who gave her such strength. She also leaves a son Richard Mitchell and his wife Eleni of Ridgefield.

Laura leaves behind a brother Walter, a sister Stephanie, and the brothers and sisters of her husband- Marilyn, William, Alison, Rodney, and her father-in-law Lawrence.

She is predeceased by her mother-in-law Edna. She cherished her many nieces and nephews, lifelong friends and those that came to mean so much to her throughout her life.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the wonderful caregivers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center that became so much more than health-care professionals but true friends to both Laura and her family.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday November 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Saint Gabriel Church 26 Broadway, Milford, CT 06460. Friends and family may call on Tuesday, November 18th from 4 pm to 8 pm at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street Milford, CT 06460. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center P.O. Box 27106 New York, NY 10087 or Connecticut Hospice Homecare of Shelton 2 Trap Falls Road Extension, Shelton, CT 06484.

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