Frieda (Andrews) Smolskis

Frieda (Andrews) Smolskis, age 90 of Danbury, died on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at Glen Hill Care and Rehabilitation Center, Danbury. Frieda was born in Danbury, April 28, 1921, daughter of Michael and Rose (Nejame) Andrews. A lifelong Danbury resident, she was a member of the Ma-Asser Society, St. Ann Melkite Church of Danbury and its Ladies Guild. Frieda was the beloved wife of the late George Smolskis and is survived by her sister Margaret Andrews, her son John Smolskis, her daughter Margaret Robbins and son-in-law Michael Robbins, her grandchildren Rachel Smolskis, Chris, Matt and Steve Robbins, and her great-grandchildren Eddie and Ellie Robbins. In addition to her parents, Frieda was pre-deceased by her sister Elizabeth Shaker and her brothers George and Louis Andrews.  Frieda will be remembered as a devoted wife, a loving mother, Sittoo and Big Sittoo as well as a caring presence to her many friends at the church, Danbury Fair Mall, Glen Crest and Palace View. The Rite of Burial will take place on Saturday, August 27th, at 10:00 am in St. Ann Melkite Church, 181 Clapboard Ridge Rd. (Rte 39 N) Danbury.  Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury. The family will receive friends at the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Danbury Hospital Development Fund, Praxair Cancer Center, 24 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810 or to the charity of one’s choice.  The family would like to extend their warmest thanks to the entire staff of Recovery Boulevard at Glen Hill.

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