Mary D'Addario, 95
Mary (Hrabcsak) D’Addario, 95, of Ridgefield, wife of the late Dominic A. D’Addario, died on Sunday, Jan. 10, at Danbury Hospital.
Mrs. D’Addario was born in Canonsburg, Penn., Aug. 24, 1920, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Hrabcsak) Hrabcsak. She attended schools in Pennsylvania and moved with her family to Danbury in 1945 and was married in 1948 to Dominic A. D’Addario until his death in 2012.
A co-proprietor of the former Hrabcsak’s Liquor Store located on Sugar Hollow Road in Danbury, she was also associated with her husband in the operations of the Castro Convertible Retail Stores based in Rhode Island.
In more recent years, Mrs. D’Addario was a homemaker.
Active in the Ridgefield community, Mrs. D’Addario was a member of the Independent Party and served as a political observer. She along with her husband both served as Justices of the Peace and performed 80 marriages in the past 16 years.
Active in her parish, St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church of Danbury, Mrs. D’Addario was a member of the former Altar Society, served on the 50/50 Club and was an organizer of its annual dinner dance. She served on numerous church committees and was a member of the Golden Dome Bakers.
She enjoyed reciting poetry and was called upon for many years by the Ridgefield veterans to recite the Gettysburg Address at their Memorial Day services. She would frequently recite the poem, A Portrait, to many newly wedded couples and those celebrating wedding anniversaries.
She is survived by a son, Ross D’Addario and his wife, Barbara of Danbury; a daughter, Rene D’Addario of Ridgefield; a granddaughter, Diane D’Addario; a brother, Rudy Hrabcsak and his wife, Lucy of Danbury; a sister, Irene Patronie of Danbury and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. D’Addario was predeceased by a grandson, David D’Addario and by three brothers, Michael Hrabcsak, Stephen Hrabcsak and Edward Hrabcsak.
Funeral services and burial will be private.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Church, 13 Pembroke Rd.; Danbury, 06811.
Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.