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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Ilona K. Horvath, 66

Ilona Kish Horvath, a former Westport Library employee, died Sept. 30 at her Fairfield home. She was 66.

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Ilona Horvath: former library employee. Contributed photo

The wife of Frank Horvath and mother of Steven and Andrea, she was born in Hungary and came to the United States when she was 10 to live in the Bronx with her family after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. She moved to Fairfield in 1977.

She had worked as a payroll clerk/bookkeeper for the New York Philharmonic for 11 years before staying home to raise her children. Later she worked at several regional banks and the Westport Library before her retirement.

She loved animals, enjoyed hiking, and vacations to many camping and adventurous outings, including, the Canadian Rockies, the Arctic Circle, and Yellowstone National Park.

A devoted wife, she brought dinner to her husband when he worked the late shift at the Fairfield Police Department.

In addition to her husband, Frank, she is survived by her two children, Steven Horvath and his fiancee, Loan Lee, of Stratford, and Andrea Ngu, and her husband, Cam, of Fairfield; a brother, Andrew Kish, of Larchmont, N.Y., her mother, Ilona Kish, of Fairfield, and one niece and one nephew. She was predeceased by her father, Andrew Kish.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, Fairfield and 11 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church. Friends may greet her family from 9 a.m. until time of services. The interment will be private.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Fairfield Animal Shelter, 211 One Rod Highway, Fairfield, CT 06824.

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