Leonila Gebuza

Leonila "Lee" Gebuza

1956 - 2023

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Leonila “Lee” Gebuza, age 66, beloved wife of Roman Gebuza of Shelton, died peacefully on July 2, 2023, surrounded by her family at Bridgeport Hospital.  She bravely and courageously battled cancer for 2 years.  Born in the City of Caloocan, Philippines on July 26, 1956, she was the daughter of the late Pedro and Elena Alarcos Aquino.


Together with her husband Roman, she enjoyed traveling the globe and living abroad while he was serving active duty in the United States Marine Corps.  A resident of Shelton since 1978, Mrs. Gebuza worked in the ladies fashion accessory industry for the former L’Amy of America Company for over 10 years, until the time of her retirement.   She was a devoted parishioner of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Ansonia and often attended Mass at St. Lawrence Church of Huntington. A pious woman of great faith, Mrs. Gebuza was accompanied by family and close friends on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje in October of 2022.  She will be long remembered for her special love for her family, especially for her grandchildren, of whom she greatly adored.


In addition to her husband of 45 years, she is survived by her devoted children, Lizel Aquino of Delaware, Lisa (Michael) Warycha of Norwalk, Illene (Matthew) Dmyterko of Cheshire, and Roman Gebuza, Jr. of Shelton; cherished grandchildren, Stephanie and Michael Warycha of Norwalk and Emilia and Maksym Dmyterko of Cheshire; as well as 9 brothers and sisters.


Family and friends may call on Friday, July 7, 2023, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia, Panikhida and Rosary will be held at 6:00 PM.  Funeral Services will take place from the funeral home on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at 9:00 AM.  A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 AM in Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 105 Clifton Ave., Ansonia.  Interment will follow in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Derby. Memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Church.  The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the healthcare team at Memorial-Sloan Kittering Cancer Center for their professional and compassionate care extended to Lee in her time of need. Online condolences may be made at www.wakeleememorial.com.



Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, July 7, 2023
Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home LLC
167 Wakelee Avenue
Ansonia, Connecticut, United States
Panikhida and Rosary at 6:00 PM

Funeral Liturgy

10:00 am
Saturday, July 8, 2023
Saint Peter And Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church
105 Clifton Avenue
Ansonia, Connecticut, United States

Final Resting Place

11:00 am
Saturday, July 8, 2023
Saint Peter & Paul Cemetery
Chatfield Street
Derby, Connecticut, United States

Memorial Contributions

Memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 105 Clifton Ave., Ansonia, CT 06401