Annamae C. McNally Zawadski, age 99, four months shy of her 100th birthday, of Bridgeport, beloved wife of the late Stephen J. Zawadski, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2021 at her home in Spring Village, Stratford, with her loving family by her side. Annamae was born on May 15, 1921 in Stratford and was the daughter of the late Matthew and Mary McNally. She was raised in Stratford and resided in Bridgeport for the past 60+ years. She was a graduate of Stratford High School, class of 1938. Annamae was employed by the Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft Company from 1942 to 1952, where she worked as a secretary in the “Flying Boat” Division and the helicopter was in the experimental stages and worked side by side on many projects with Igor Sikorsky. She retired to raise a family. After her children were grown, she returned to work as a secretary at Central High School and worked part time for Attorney Michael J. Weisman. In her younger years, she and her friends danced three to four nights a week and especially to the “Big Bands” that came to the Ritz and Pleasure Beach ballrooms on Sunday nights. She enjoyed her life. Annamae is survived by one daughter, Carole Nolan and her husband, Harold of Shelton, one son, Robert Zawadski and his wife, Evette of Stratford, six grandchildren, Melissa Nolan (Denise Porciello) Robert Nolan, Michael Nolan (Julie), Erin Nolan Kurtzenacker (William), Lauren Zawadski and fiancé, Anthony DeFala and Robert Zawadski II, one great granddaughter, Madison Nolan, as well as several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by the "other pea in the pod" Mrs Lou Gianinni. In addition to her beloved husband of 60 years, Annamae was also predeceased by three brothers, Lawrence “Mickey”, Bobby and Matty, and three sisters, Dorothy “Dot”, Virginia “Ginny”, and Janet.The family would also like to thank Jeanne and the entire staff at Spring Village. With a special thanks to her friend Robert who helped her with Bingo. Due to the current health situation, all services were held privately and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to the Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home, 2220 Main Street, Stratford. Since "Gram" loved her GrandDogs, if desired, donations can be made to your local animal shelter in her memory.
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