MaryEllen T. (Stoponaitis) Marques, 51, passed away at her home on Saturday, July 21, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Julio P. Marques Jr.
MaryEllen was born on Nov. 10, 1960, in Waterbury and was the daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Gotlibowski) Steponaitis. MaryEllen was a graduate of Naugatuck High School. She went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree from Southern Connecticut State University, and a Master's Degree in education from Central Connecticut State University. She was a kindergarten teacher at Maple Hill School in Naugatuck, where she taught since the school opened its doors in 1990. MaryEllen was an avid golfer and a member of Watertown Golf Club. She enjoyed spending time with the people she loved most and was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Naugatuck.
Besides her husband of 29 years, she leaves a daughter, Lauren, and a son, Christopher, both of Naugatuck. She leaves a brother, Douglas, and his wife, Barbara Steponaitis of Kensington, a mother-in-law, Dolores, and her husband, Norman Bouffard, of Seminole, Fla. She also leaves a brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Mary Alice Sullivan, and leaves several nieces and nephews.
MaryEllen was predeceased by her sister, Joan Kaiser, and her father-in-law, Julio P. Marques Sr.
MaryEllen’s funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday July 26, 2012, at , 318 Church St., Naugatuck. All are asked to meet directly at the church. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the , 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The MaryEllen Marques Education Fund, care of Naugatuck Savings Bank, 87 Church St, Naugatuck CT 06770.
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