Adele C. (O’Reilly) Mikla

Adele C. (O’Reilly) Mikla, 73, of Danbury, wife of John K. Mikla, passed away at her home on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

She was born July 16, 1945 in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of the late Adele (Scheaver Lovatt) and John O’Reilly.

John and Adele celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October of 2018.

Adele graduated early from All Saints High School in Brooklyn, NY. She and her husband and their two oldest daughters lived in Queens, NY until they moved to Danbury in 1976. As a long time resident, Adele held many volunteer and Teacher’s Assistant roles. She was very involved in her church, St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church of Danbury, where she served as an Altar Society President and volunteered at the weekly Bingo. She was a past PTA President for Mill Ridge Elementary School, a PAL Soccer mom, classroom mom, and Girl Scout Leader. Over the last 2 decades, Adele was a staple in the Danbury Public Schools as a Paraprofessional and Teacher’s Assistant at King Street Elementary, Rogers Park Middle School and Westside Middle School Academy. She loved spending her time with the students and being a helping hand to the teachers and principals. She always had a smile and positive attitude and brought her great sense of humor to the most challenging situations.

In addition to her husband, Adele is survived by her three daughters Julie (husband Cory) Kushion of New York, NY, Kerry (husband Belgrave) Henderson of Mount Vernon, NY and Megan (husband Dan) Winter of Monroe, WA; and her three granddaughters Penelope and Sophia Henderson and Sarah Winter; and several nieces and nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her brother Richard J O’Reilly.

The family wishes to thank all of the caregivers who helped Adele over recent months, especially the staff at Danbury Hospital, DaVita Dialysis Center of Newtown, and Father Ron Hatton.

Family and friends will be received at Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Friday, March 22, 2019 from 4pm - 7pm. The Panachida Prayer Service will be conducted in the funeral home on Friday at 6:30 p.m. The Office of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 13 Pembroke Rd., Danbury with the Rev. Ronald Hatton officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury. A Celebration of Life Luncheon will follow the burial in St. Nicholas Church Hall at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Nicholas Church, where Adele and her family considered a special place they called home for more than 40 years.


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