Obituary: Sophie (Sue) Zdanowich Mills, 95, of Fairfield

Sophie (Sue) Zdanowich Mills, age 95, of Fairfield, beloved wife of 63 years to the late Stanley Mills, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in the Watermark.

Born in Southport to the late John and Mary (Barschuk) Zdanowich and motherless at six, she was nurtured by her late Cioccia (aunt) Helen (Barschuk) Parchimovicz.

During her lifetime, she was a secretary at Aluminum Company and a lifelong, devoted member and daily communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fairfield.

She and her husband Stanley loved relaxing on the beach during summer weekends and reading by the fireplace during the winter. Sophie was an outstanding cook and homemaker. Rarely using recipes, her creations and numerous specialties were always delicious and gratifying. An avid bird watcher, she appreciated nature’s beauty.  Holidays and family were synonymous and Christmas Eve was always lovingly celebrated in the ethnic family tradition.

She is survived by her devoted niece, Mazie Zdanowich; sister-in-law, Lucy Zdanowich, both of Fairfield; and brother-in-law, Henry Kornacki of Seymour.

Sophie was predeceased by her brother, Stanley; sisters, Mary Martha, Helen, Jennie, Julia, (Judy) and Stella; and nephews, Michael and John.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. directly at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Interment to follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

Donations may be made in her memory to St. Anthony of Padua Church, 149 S. Pine Creek Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 or the Connecticut Audubon Society, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT 06824.

Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road in Fairfield is in charge of the arrangements.

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