Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Stella B. Mozier, 101
Stella Backiel Mozier, a Westport native, died Oct. 15. She was 101.
She was the daughter of the late John and Agatha Backiel of Westport. She married George Mozier of Fairfield on Jan. 28, 1929.
She grew up on her family’s farm in Westport and spoke fondly of weeding the radishes. She was also an owner operator of the Westport Lanes. She enjoyed traveling and one of her family’s fondest memories is of the five-week cross country camping trip they all took in 1969.
She also lived in Boynton Beach, Fla. for 30 years. She enjoyed playing cards, baking and painting.
She was predeceased by her husband George “Bike” Mozier, sons John Anthony Mozier, Sr. and George W. Mozier, and daughter Frances Elizabeth Mozier; four brothers, Karol, Adolf, Stanley and John Backiel and three sisters, Aloysa Conway, Natalie Mattis and Rose Matis. Survivors include her sister Steffania Holda of Fairfield; grandchildren, Pamela White and her husband Toby, of Shelton, Laura Mozier and her husband David Tichy, of Fairfield, John Mozier and his wife Nancy, of University City, Mo., Jeffry Mozier and his wife Pam of Derby, Lisa Miklos and her husband Thomas, of Shelton, Stephen Mozier and his wife Lita, of Tallahassee, Fla., and Margaret Burroughs and her husband Robert of New Carlisle, Ind.; 13 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fairfield followed by committal in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Fairfield.
The family will receive visitors on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 am in the Fairfield Funeral Home of Edmund W. Dougiello, 36 South Pine Creek Road.
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