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Jane Ellen Bitzer

October 27, 1945 ~ August 13, 2021 (age 75)


Jane Ellen (Foehrenbach) Bitzer, age 75, of Shelton, passed away August 13, 2021 at Yale New Haven Hospital with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. She was born in Bridgeport, CT, daughter of the late Frank and Charlotte Foehrenbach. 


A happily retired legal secretary, Jane worked for Zeldes, Needle & Cooper and Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder law firms over her 50-year career. One of her greatest joys was travel; highlights of her adventures include a riverboat cruise through Germany, an Alaskan cruise, as well as many trips to the Caribbean and New Jersey Shore with her friends. She was also a dedicated public library volunteer and avid reader drawn particularly to mysteries and WWII holocaust historical fiction. A social butterfly, Jane very much enjoyed the company of her girlfriends, and would never turn down an invitation to grab a bite to eat or spend quality time together. 


Jane is survived by her daughters Deborah Riess (Albert) and Pamela Harrison (Daniel); cherished grandson Parker Riess; loving sister Carole Fanslow; her special Aunt Katie; many cousins; and a circle of dear friends. She was predeceased by her brother-in-law Allen Fanslow. 


Friends and family are invited to attend her service on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Rd. Trumbull, CT,  with the Rev. Dr. M. Todd Shipley officiating. A luncheon at the church fellowship hall will immediately follow at approximately 12:00 p.m., for all those wishing to remember and celebrate Jane.  


Arrangements in care of the Cyril F.  Mullins Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Rd., Trumbull, CT. 


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Memorial contributions may be made to Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster Street, Shelton CT or to Unity Hill United Church of Christ.


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Funeral Service
August 21, 2021

11:00 AM
Unity Hill United Church of Christ
364 White Plains Rd
Trumbull, CT 06611

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