Marguerita "Gretchen" Leserra

On Friday, March 2, 2018, Gretchen Leserra, loving mother, sister, and aunt, passed away at the age of 75. Gretchen was born in Scarsdale, NY on November 20, 1942, the third of nine children. She graduated from Eastchester High School, married soon thereafter, and, once her children had grown, worked for many years as comptroller at Walker Zanger and then at New England Marketing. She loved to garden, cook, bake, and entertain her many nieces and nephews. Gretchen is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her son, Robert LaBrusciano and his wife, Minda; her sister and brothers George (Clare) Schmitt, Frank (Mary) Schmitt, Rita (Hugh) Dolan, John Schmitt, Peter (Sandra) Schmitt, and Joseph (Maureen) Schmitt; and by their 33 children and numerous grandchildren, who loved her dearly. She was predeceased by her son, John LaBrusciano; her sister, Maria Dutsar Guigliano; and her brother, Bernard Schmitt. Friends are invited to offer their condolences on Tuesday, March 6, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Kane Funeral Home; 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield, CT. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 7, at 10:00 a.m. at Kane Funeral Home. Interment will take place at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ridgefield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Cristo Rey Chapel, 111 Smith Ridge Road, South Salem, NY 10590

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