Emma Koleszar, 97, mother of Ridgefielder

Emma Navady Koleszar, 97, of Norwalk died on Friday, July 4, at Norwalk Hospital.

She was the mother and sister of Ridgefield residents.

She was wife of the late Louis A. Koleszar. Born in West Virginia, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Lydia (Solyum) Navady, she came to Norwalk with her parents at a young age and lived there her whole life. She raised her family in a house that her husband built on Sunset Hill Avenue.

She had three sons.

She was predeceased by her brother Alex Navady of Ridgefield and her sisters Irene Root of San Diego and Ethel Mellace of Norwalk.

Survivors include her three sons: L. Richard Koleszar of Ridgefield, attorney Miklos P. and his wife Dr. Michele D. Koleszar of Norwalk, and Dr. Alexander S., his wife Jill B. Koleszar of Wilton. She is also survived by her daughter-in law Lori P. Koleszar of Redding.

Ms. Koleszar is also survived by her grandchildren: Andre and his wife Cristina, Faith, Carolyn, Patrick, Alexis, Kerry, Nicholas, Matthew, Gabriel and her great-grandchildren Olivia and Owen.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 9, at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Avenue, Norwalk. Burial followed at Riverside Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be directed to The Calvin Reformed Church, 19 Lexington Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854. For directions or online guestbook, visit Magnerfuneralhome.com