Madeleine Buzzeo, French teacher

Madeleine Marie Christine (Botton) Buzzeo, whose family moved here from France after World War II, died Wednesday, Aug. 10. She grew up in Ridgefield and was a long-time resident of Stamford. Her brother, the late Monsignor Pierre Botton, kept the family home on Griffith Lane, and retired there.

She was born October 25, 1931 in Clichy-sous-Bois, an eastern suburb of Paris, France. She completed her undergrad degree at Albertus Magnus College and her master’s at Fordham University. In 1960 she Larry Buzzeo were married and lived in Stamford.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two children, Joseph Buzzeo and Theresa Broughton, grandchildren, Paul and David Broughton and Madeleine Arlene Buzzeo. She was predeceased by her first son, Michael Joseph Buzzeo.

She was a French teacher at the University of Connecticut Stamford Branch. She was an supporter of Birthright. She enjoyed traveling, knitting for hospitalized children and cooking. She enjoyed the company of her Grandchildren and spent as much time as she could with them. She was an active member of Saint Gabriel's Church where she sang in the choir and was the DRE for several years.

A Mass of a Christian burial will take place at St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church Stamford, on Saturday morning, Aug. 13, 10 a.m.with burial to follow at Fairfield Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Birthright of Stamford.