Nancy Gnewuch, 81, worked with children

Nancy Jean Gnewuch, 81, of Brookfield, formerly of Ridgefield, died at her home on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

She was the wife of William T. Gnewuch.

Mrs. Gnewuch was born in Waltham, MA, September 9, 1932, a daughter of Russell and Mary (McKillop) Powden.  She attended Massachusetts schools, received her Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education from Boston University and Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Bridgeport.

A social worker with Country Children’s Day Care Center from 1972 to 2002, Mrs. Gnewuch retired as a social work from the Mt. Kisco Day Care Center where she was employed from 1992 to 2001.

She enjoyed summering on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and Lake St. Catherine in Vermont with her family.

A member of the First Congregational Church of Ridgefield, she enjoyed animals and spent many an hour at the Ridgefield Dog Park.

In addition to her husband of Brookfield, Mrs. Gnewuch is survived by a daughter, Heather R. Gnewuch and her husband, Kevin Roth of Danbury and two sisters, Martha Lilley of Framingham, MA and Sybil Ganguly of Milton, MA.

Memorial services will take place on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 1 pm in the First Congregational Church, 103 Main St., Ridgefield with Rev. Dr. Charles Hambrick-Stowe officiating.

Interment will take place at the direction of the family.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in Mrs. Gnewuch’s memory may be made to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington Street – Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 (www,

Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.

—by the family