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Former Bethel resident Mary Ellen Clune Pritchard, 60, has died

Mary Ellen Clune Pritchard, 60, of Brookfield, formerly of Bethel, died on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at her home.

Mrs. Pritchard was born in Peekskill, NY, July 11, 1958, a daughter of Joan (Quigley) Pritchard of Brookfield and the late John Clune III.

 She attended Danbury schools and graduated from Danbury High School with the Class of 1976.

An area resident since 1965 coming from New York, Mrs. Pritchard was a secretary with the Danbury School system at Rogers Park Middle School.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church of Danbury

One of her greatest joys in life was the time spent with family and friends and most especially the time shared with her grandchildren.

In addition to her mother, Joan of Brookfield, Mrs. Pritchard is survived by two daughters, Jennifer (Justin) Lewis of Bethel and Stefanie (James Yoder Jr.) Pritchard of New Milford,; a brother, John Clune and his wife Patricia of Copperas Cove, Texas; five grandchildren, Aubrey, Austin, Brayden, Connor and Dylan and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to her father, Mrs. Pritchard was predeceased by a sister, JoAnn Clune.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 13 Pembroke Rd., Danbury with the Rev. Father Ronald Hatton officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Parastas prayer service will take place on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

Contributions in Mrs. Pritchard’s memory may be made to Autism Speaks-Connecticut, 85 Devonshire St. – 9th Floor, Boston, MA  02109.

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