Katherine Margaret (Gregory) Edwards age 92, of Stratford, CT, passed away on February 12, 2021 in Venice, Florida. Katherine was born on May 22,1928 in Bridgeport, CT. She was the daughter of the late Joseph R. and Rena (Shaw) Gregory.
A Bridgeport “Eastsider”, she was a graduate of both St. Charles Grammar and Harding High schools. She was part of the Greatest Generation having lived through and surviving both the Great Depression and WWII.
She was a longtime Executive Secretary to the late Dr. Adenstedt-VP of the Gas Turbine Operation of Avco-Lycoming/Textron in Stratford until her retirement in 1988.
She then became the Office Manager for MK Temp in Shelton.
Her greatest passion was her family and her faith being a proud practicing Roman Catholic. She was a lifelong parishioner of both St. James and then Our Lady of Grace Churches in Stratford. Katherine was a resident of Stratford for over 70 years and enjoyed vacationing in Cape Cod.
Survivors include her three children all of whom she was very proud; son, Kevin W. Edwards (wife Sharon) of Waterbury, CT, daughters, Carol K. Duggan and Maureen L. Kuhar of Venice Florida. Her seven wonderful grandchildren: Shawn Edwards ( wife Dr. Maria Malone) of Georgia, PA-C Karen (Edwards) Brown (husband William) of Huntington, Megan (Edwards)Twardowski (husband Michael) of Trumbull, Kyle Edwards (partner Melody Umbro) of Watertown, Kelly Edwards of Waterbury, CPT. John Duggan MD/US Army (wife Diana) of Virginia and Kaitlyn Duggan of Maine. Additionally, she is survived by ten awesome great grandchildren: Holden Robertson, Isabella Edwards, Brice and Caitlin Brown, Evan and Owen Twardowski, Patrick, Hayley and Molly-Kate Duggan and Kayden Edwards.
She is also survived by her beloved brother, William S. Gregory (wife Marilyn) of Huntington and two great sister- in-laws, Suzanne Gregory of Naples, Florida and Barbara Gregory of Shelton. Additionally, many great nieces, nephews and cousins.
Katherine was predeceased by her two brothers, Jack and Joseph Gregory in addition to her former husband William W. Edwards of Bridgeport, a decorated WWII-Army Air Corps veteran /Industrial Engineering Management Consultant.
Katherine lived a long, loving and fulfilling life. She fought the good fight. She finished the race and She kept the faith.
The family would like to extend their appreciation and gratitude to the special caregivers at Tidewell Hospice of Venice, Florida who took such very excellent care of Katherine during her final days.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in her memory to: The Wounded Warrior Project, St. Jude, Tidewell Hospice, 210 Wexford Blvd, Venice, Florida, Our Lady of Grace Church, 497 Second Hill Lane, Stratford, CT or to a charity of your choice.
Friends and family are invited to attend her funeral services on Monday, February 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, 497 Second Hill Lane, Stratford, CT.
Interment to follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Stratford, CT. Friends are also invited to attend a walk-through wake on Monday, February 22, 2021, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Rd, Trumbull, CT. Masks are required. Please practice social distancing guidelines and exit the facility immediately after paying your respects to allow everyone to attend. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.mullinsfh.com
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