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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Olga E. Cribari, 83

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Olga E. Cribari of the Saugatuck section of Westport died Dec. 30. She was 83.

She was the wife of the late William F. “Crobar” Cribari Sr. He was honored by having the Bridge Street Bridge in Saugatuck named the William F. Cribari Memorial Bridge following his death in January 2007 at the age of 88. (See obituary here.)

Born in Norwalk on Feb. 6, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Costadine and Elizabeth (Kiss)Tocci and has been a resident of Saugatuck for 57 years.

Prior to retiring, she was employed as the chief cook for the Westport school system. She was a graduate of Norwalk High School, a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Court Assumption, and the Westport PAL.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharon A. Saccary and her husband Pee Wee of Norwalk, two sons, William F. Cribari Jr. and his wife Susan of Bethel. Edward A. Cribari and his wife Toni of the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, one son in-law Thomas Kiernan of Danbury, and four grandchildren, Jesse and Justin Cribari, Stephanie Kessler and Stacey Saccary.

She was also predeceased by one son, Thomas “Tucker” Cribari, one daughter, Sandra E. Cribari-Kiernan, one brother, Frederick Tocci and two grandchildren, Tara and Chitra Buchman.

Calling hours will take place Monday, Jan. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Harding Funeral Home 210 Post Road East, followed by a service at noon and interment to follow in Assumption Cemetery, Kings Highway North.   

Posted 01/01/14 at 12:14 AM


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My deepest sympathy to the family of Olga.  She was beloved in the Westport school system and will be remembered by her many friends and family.

Sincerely, The family of Lou Santella( Marge)

Posted by Marjorie C. Santella on January 03, 2014 at 04:09 AM | #

To the Cribari Family,

I was so sorry to hear about Olga.  She has been a part of my entire life (from the days in Hales Court).  I went to elementary school with Sandy too. Over the years Olga has been at so many of our gatherings after all she was a part of our family and thank you for sharing her with us!  She spent many a weekend with my Nana, Frances Farrington, and my mom, Nancy Bauer, going to yard sales and stopping for a cup of coffee.  I will always remember her pointing her finger at me and saying “you, you, you”.  You all are in my prayers and she will be in my heart forever!  Love, Helen Bauer Sanford

Posted by Helen Sanford on January 03, 2014 at 05:08 PM | #

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