Obituary: Adele Lasky, of Derby, 105

Mrs. Lasky worked at Uniroyal in Naugatuck for many years, and also lived in Orange and Beacon Falls. She leaves a large extended family.

Adele G. (Gabris) Lasky. Credit: Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home
Adele G. (Gabris) Lasky. Credit: Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home
Adele G. (Gabris) Lasky, 105, of Derby, died on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Griffin Hospital. She was the widow of John A. Lasky. 

Mrs. Lasky was born in Ansonia on Nov. 24, 1908, and moved to Bethany, where she lived until her marriage to John Alphonse Lasky on Sept. 26, 1933.

Beacon Falls became her home for 80 years. After her husband passed away on April 1, 1991, she moved to Orange to live with her daughter, Helen Lasky Melchiore, for 20 years. Her final years were spent at the Birmingham Health Center in Derby.

Mrs. Lasky worked for 37 years at Uniroyal, Inc., in Naugatuck. She had a full life and enjoyed her family, travel, cooking, and a game of seven-card rummy. She is believed to be one of the oldest Red Sox fans, and loved watching her favorite golfer, Phil Mickelson. 

She leaves her two daughters, Helen Lasky Melchiore of Orange, and Irene Lasky-Briggs-Klotz and her husband, Bob of Stockton, Calif.; her grandchildren, Marla Melchiore Polites of Oakville, Salvatore J. Melchiore Jr. and his wife, Kersti of Orange, John F. Melchiore and his wife, Jennifer of Northford, Cindy Briggs Peters of Lodi, Calif., Richard J. Briggs and his wife, Coleen of Terryville, Lonnie Briggs Hall and her husband, John of Lockford, Calif.; her great-grandchildren, Taryn Polites Donnarummo and her husband, Stephen of Meriden, Arielle Polites and Britney Polites, both of Oakville, Sydney Melchiore and Zachary Melchiore, both of Orange, Maverick Melchiore and Mason Melchiore, both of Northford, Renee Peters and Amber Peters, both of Hawaii, Shannon Briggs of California, Kyle Briggs and Ryan Briggs, both of Wallingford, and Kiely Hall of Lockford, Calif.; as well as great-great-grandchildren, Okono Peters of Hawaii, and Eliana Adele Donnarummo of Meriden.

Calling hours will take place at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St. in Naugatuck, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. A Mass will follow at St. Mary’s Church, 338 North Main St., at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck.

To send an online condolence, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.


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