Elizabeth Zalenski
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Obituary of Elizabeth Zalenski

Elizabeth Zalenski, age 81, of Ansonia, beloved wife of the late John J. “Duke” Zalenski, died peacefully on February 12, 2017 at The Willows of Woodbridge. Born in Orange on November 6, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Elizabeth Balko Wydra. Mrs. Zalenski was raised in Orange, graduated from Milford High School, and was a longtime Ansonia resident. She worked as a secretary for over 20 years for the former Teledyne Co. and then for American Copper & Brass, until the time of her retirement. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching Wheel-of-Fortune, old time TV re-runs and looked forward to reading the daily newspaper, keeping informed on current events. She will be remembered for her special love for her family, especially for her many nieces and nephews. She is survived by brothers; Paul (Beverly) Wydra of Orange, Bernard (Patricia) Wydra of FL, and Edward (Susan) Wydra of Milford; sisters, Evelyn Zalenski of Ansonia and Regina DeFrank of Ansonia; as well as many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. In addition to her husband “Duke” of 56 years that she has been reunited with in Heaven, she was predeceased by brothers, Adam, John and George Wydra. Funeral services will take place from the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 9:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11:00 AM in St. Michael Church, 75 Derby Ave., Derby. Interment will follow in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery, Derby. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 9:00 to 10:30 AM, prior to Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Church. Online condolences may be made at www.wakeleememorial.com.