1927 – 2017
Putnam – Blanche J. (Ziobrowski) Mayo, 90, of Myers Street in Putnam, died Thursday evening, September 28, 2017 at home. She was the loving wife of Bernard “Gus” Mayo. Born in Putnam in 1927, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Eva (Jankot) Ziobrowski.
Mrs. Mayo attended St. Mary’s School and Putnam High School in Putnam where she was on the women’s basketball team. She was to have gone on to work as a clerk for the FBI in Washington, D.C. after high school but with the end of World War II and the return of the troops imminent, the offer of employment was rescinded and Mrs. Mayo went to work in the bookkeeping department at one of the local textile mills in Mechanicsville, Connecticut. She went on to work as a bookkeeper for Fisher Pontiac/Buick and City Beverage Company, both in Putnam, and later chose to remain home to be a care giver for her elderly mother.
Mrs. Mayo enjoyed stamp collecting, playing cards with her friends and family, playing bingo at the local churches and her not too infrequent visits to the local casinos. She was also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 1523 in Putnam.
Blanche is survived by her husband Bernard and her son Bernard P. of North Grosvenordale as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Kathleen Mary Mayo; her two brothers Edward and Edwin “Chick” and her sister Stacia Ziobrowski.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Blanche’s family from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, October 6, 2017, at the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin in the funeral home on Saturday October 7, 2017, at 9:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT. Burial will be private. Memorial donations in Blanche’s memory may be made to Hospice of NECT, P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.