Mary L. Urban, 82, of Danbury died peacefully on Tuesday, December 4. She was the wife of George H. Urban, married 59 years. Mary was born in Hartford on April 30, 1930, the daughter of the late Ralph and Ann Lopedota.
Mary was a graduate of Hall High School, West Hartford, class of 1948 and graduated from Western CT State College in 1953 with a BS in Primary Education. During her teaching career, she taught primary grades in the town of Newington, Brookfield Consolidated and Danbury at New St., Roberts Ave. and South St. schools. She retired in 1989 after 25 years of service.
Mary was a great children's story teller, bringing to life the characters in the story and holding the children's undivided attention. She loved the teaching profession and strived to have all the children in her classes do their very best. Mary was an avid reader, loved boating on Lake Candlewood, was a great cook and baker, preparing holiday feasts for her family over many years. She was a member of St. Gregory the Great parish in Danbury for the past forty-four years.
In addition to her husband, George, Mary is survived by her two daughters, Donna Pasquence of Danbury and Linda Crosby of Woodbury; one son, Keith Urban of Hawley, PA; four grandchildren, David Lisevick of West Hartford, Joseph Pasquence of St. Johnsbury, VT, Katie and Daniel Pasquence both of Danbury; two sisters, Constance Nagle of Needham, MA and Angela Bolanger of Newington as well as many nieces and nephews and extended family members.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 7 at St. Gregory the Great Church. Entombment will follow in St. Peter Mausoleum.
The family received friends between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday at Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury.
Donations in her memory may be made to St. Gregory the Great Church, 85 Great Plain Road, Danbury, CT 06811.