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Barbara Jean (Lawlor) Chmielewski

July 15, 1947 ~ October 9, 2017 (age 70)
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Barbara Jean (Lawlor) Chmielewski, age 70, of Milford, beloved wife of 48 years to Henry J. Chmielewski, died on October 9, 2017 surrounded by her family.  She was born in Bridgeport on July 15, 1947 to the late John and Alice Lawlor.  Barbara graduated in 1965 from Notre Dame High School in Bridgeport and worked as a customer representative for Scott Insurance in Stratford for many years.  She was a Milford Hospital Auxiliary volunteer for over 10 years and volunteered making clothing for underprivileged African Children. She was also a member of the Women Redefining Retirement in Milford. Barbara loved to tap dance and square dance through the Milford Adult education program and enjoyed doing yoga classes at the Milford Senior Center.  Survivors include her daughter, Leah Whitney, her grandchildren who lovingly called her “Nana,” Michael and Jessica Whitney all of Milford and her great-grandson, who was the apple of her eye, Danny Whitney, two brothers; John Lawlor (Debbi) of Boca Raton, FL, and Brian Lawlor (Mary) of Wilton and several nieces and nephews.  Barbara is predeceased by her brother, Richard Lawlor.  Friends are invited to greet the family on Sunday, October 15th from 3:00 pm-7:00 pm in THE GREGORY F. DOYLE FUNERAL HOME, 291 BRIDGEPORT AVENUE, MILFORD.   A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 16th at 10:30am (DIRECTLY) at Christ the Redeemer Church, 325 Oronoque Road, Milford.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross to aid the Hurricane victims. 


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