Florence Leas Duckworth

Florence Leas Duckworth, 84, of Danbury, wife of the late Joseph Duckworth, Sr. died peacefully on Monday, April 28, 2014 at Danbury Hospital.

Mrs. Duckworth was born in Norwalk, CT, October 27, 1929, daughter of John H. and Harriet (Godfrey) Leas. She attended Norwalk schools and graduated from Norwalk High School.

Florence was employed at Western CT State University in the food service department; a position she held for twenty-five years, retiring in 1994.

She was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church of Danbury.

Mrs. Duckworth is survived by a sister, Phyllis Zagarella of Danbury; two brothers, Alfred Leas of Norwalk, CT and Roger Leas of Justin, TX; a stepson, Joseph Duckworth and his wife, Deb; several nieces and nephews and by her extended family of Northeast Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Duckworth was predeceased by a sister, Betty (Purdy) Coley and by two brothers, Henry Leas and Edward Leas.

Funeral services will take place on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 11 AM in Northeast Baptist Church, 101 East Pembroke Road, Danbury with Pastor Joe Vassak officiating,

Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Norwalk.

Family and friends will be received at Northeast Baptist Church on Monday after 10:30 AM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Deacon’s Fund, Northeast Baptist Church, 101 East Pembroke Rd., Danbury, CT 06811.

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

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