Stella M. Durocher
1917 – 2010
Putnam – Stella (Brzuch) Durocher, 93, of Ballou Street, died Saturday, September 4, 2010 in Day Kimball Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Arthur L. Durocher. Born in Mechanicsville, CT, she was the daughter of the late Kaziemirz and Victoria (Lyiak) Brzuch.
Mrs. Durocher worked as a sales clerk for Bugbee’s Department store and retired in 1975. She enjoyed taking classes at the University of Connecticut and Quinebaug Valley Community College.
Mrs. Durocher was a Communicant of Sacred Heart Church. She volunteered at Day Kimball Hospital and at Matulaitis Nursing Home. She helped form a Cub Scout Troop at St. Mary’s Church in the 1950’s and served as a Den Mother. Stella was a world traveler. She visited Poland twice, once in 1939 and again 50 years later in 1989.
Stella is survived by her sons, Arthur E. Durocher of Orlando, FL, and Robert A. Durocher of Thompson, CT; her grandchildren, Angelique Black, Shelley Durocher, Heather Santos, and Jennifer Durocher; and 4 great grandchildren, Eva Black, Etta Black, Jackson Santos and Gabriella Santos. She was predeceased by her brother, the late Edward Brzuch.
Relatives and friends are invited to Stella’s Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am on Saturday September 18, 2010 in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam. Burial will follow in West Thompson Cemetery. For guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.