Dolores Catherine Sghia, 84, of Newtown, Connecticut, peacefully passed away on January 3, 2023. Born in Stamford, Connecticut to Mary (Guinipero) Rosic and George Rosic, Dolores led a life that touched the hearts of those who knew her.
Dolores graduated from Stamford High School and went on to pursue her education at New York University. Prior to her marriage, she was employed in the field of advertising, showcasing her talent and creativity. Dolores dedicated her time and energy to her family, embracing the role of wife and mother.
Married to the late Thomas Sghia, Jr. for an incredible 58 years, Dolores and Thomas made their home in Stamford Connecticut. Dolores leaves behind her two children, Jennifer Sghia-Hughes of San Jose and Kevin Sghia of Bethel. She was also a proud grandmother to Alexander Sghia-Hughes, Gabriella Sghia-Hughes, and Bryan Sghia.
Dolores's many talents and passions enriched her life and the lives of those around her. She was a skilled seamstress, an exceptional hostess, an accomplished baker, and a talented gardener. Her home and garden were always open, welcoming family and friends to share in the warmth and beauty she created. She had an unstoppable energy and took on many home improvement projects, developing painting and wall-papering skills as she went. Dolores's focus extended beyond her creative pursuits. She took great pride in managing her family's finances, mastering every aspect with a self-taught knowledge of investing. Her physical vitality and sense of style were admired by all who knew her. Dolores' unwavering determination and resilience were evident throughout her life, and she lived by the motto, "Good, better, best. Never let it rest, till the good is better and the better is best."
A private service will be held at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Bethel, Connecticut, where she will be laid to rest. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Dolores will be deeply missed, but her spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of her family and friends.
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