Sophie Loretta Giza, age 101, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, February 17, 2023 at Aaron Manor in Chester. She was born in Deep River on May 13, 1921 the daughter of Ignatius and Victoria (Hajec) Giza. Sophie was a lifelong resident of Deep River and a member of the Deep River High School class of 1939. She worked at the L. C. Doane Company building gliders and lighting for the United States Government, and was a waitress at the former Johnny Cake Inn which is now the Copper Beach Inn in Ivoryton. She also worked at the former Monsanto Company in Deep River. She proudly was a Past President and long standing member of the Deep River 60’s Club. Sophie was a skilled seamstress and enjoyed crocheting and embroidery work. She was a communicant at Saint Joseph Church in Chester. She is survived by her niece and Godchild, Janice Proctor and her husband, Randy of Saint Clairsville, Ohio, niece, Sandra Twiss and her husband Steve of Hudson, Florida, grand-nephew Bennett Koehler, of Tokyo, Japan, nine other grand-nephews and three grand-nieces. Sophie also leaves her very close friend, Sally Carlson Crowell of Deep River. A Memorial Mass will held at Saint Joseph Church in Chester on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 10:00 am with burial following in the Giza Family Lot in Saint Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Sophie’s name to Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish, (Saint Joseph Church) 48 Middlesex Turnpike, Chester, CT 06412. Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook is in care of the arrangements.