Mary F. Sonier

Mary F. Sonier, 87 of Ridgefield, wife of the late Clifford O. Sonier, died on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at Danbury Hospital.

Mrs. Sonier was born in New York, NY, daughter of Lawrence and Mary (Galvin) Klein.  She attended New York schools and was a retired typographer with the Stamford Advocate.

A resident of Ridgefield for the past fifty years coming from Old Greenwich, she enjoyed watching baseball, feeding and watching the bird and squirrels along with an occasional visit to Foxwoods.

She was a member of the CT Audubon Society, St. Elizabeth Seton Parish of Ridgefield and the Primetimer group.

Mrs. Sonier is survived by her daughter, Marcella S. Rizzo and her husband, Lawrence of Ridgefield; two granddaughters, Nicole Flynn and her husband, Sean and Courtney Pierandri of Norwalk; a grandson, Michael Rizzo and his wife, Karen; four great grandchildren, Abigail, Sam, Mia and Emily and a niece, Maureen Chicarelli.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Sonier was predeceased by a brother, Eugene T. Klein.

Graveside funeral services and burial will take place on Wednesday at 11:30 am in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield with Father Joseph A. Prince of St. Elizabeth Seton Church officiating.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in Mrs. Sonier’s memory and honor may be made to the CT Audubon Society, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT  06824.

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