Gertrude Degnan

Gertrude Josephine Degnan

1914 - 2012

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Obituary of Gertrude Josephine Degnan

Gertrude Josephine Degnan, 97, a resident of Winthrop passed away on Tuesday, May 8th at Chesterfields Health Care Center in Chester. She was born in Waterbury on May 29, 1914 the beloved daughter of John Joseph and Florence Ada (Carter) Degnan. Raised in Waterbury she was employed by Scovill Manufacturing in Waterbury for 35 years. After her retirement she moved to Winthrop in 1990 to live with her niece Irene and her husband Robert. She loved living in the country and enjoyed taking care of her great-great-great nephew Zachary as well as gardening and yard work. Miss Degnan was pre-deceased by her brothers John Henry Degnan and William Carter Degnan; her sisters; Sister Mary (Anna) Donald, Sister Mary (Helen) Romuald, Grace Coffin, Florence Tapley, Alice Strimatis and Mary Russell. She visited often with her niece and husband Loretta and Stanley Rudolewicz before their deaths and also traveled with her sister Grace to the Caribbean which they both enjoyed. She is survived by her niece Irene and her husband Robert Raymond, her nephew Stanley Rudolewicz and his wife Ann, her niece Donna Sanford and her nephew Stephen Rudolewicz. She was also predeceased by her nephew Joseph Rudolewicz. Gertrude's family would like to thank the staff at Chesterfields Health Care for their kindness. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Deep River Fire Dept. 57 Union St. Deep River, CT 06417. Arrangements by the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook. To share a memory of Miss Degnan or send a condolence to her family please visit