Maria Eulalia Lespier of Branford died Friday October 6, 2017 at her home. She was the wife of the late Carlos M. Lespier. Mrs. Lespier was born February 12, 1921 in Puerto Rico, daughter of the late Francisco Rodriguez and Concepcion Bermudez. She was an avid reader; artist, seamstress and she enjoyed hand coloring black & white photos. She was a master decorator but will be remembered most for her hospitality and her excellent food! She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a spiritual guide for her family.
She is survived by her children, Carmen Rampolla (Barry Wulkan) of Boynton Beach, FL, Esther (Leslie) Thomas of Fruitland Park, FL, Charlotte Lespier (Larry Hebel) of Rio Rancho, NM, Frances (Sam) Berryhill of New York, NY, Sonia Lespier of Raleigh, NC, Helen Lespier (Jeff Kaufman) of Branford, her niece Josefina Giannoni Kwiecinski of Waukegan, IL who was like a daughter to her, eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her son Carlos M. Lespier, Jr. and her brothers Juan Antonio Rodriguez and Pancho Rodriguez.
Her funeral will leave the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main Street, Branford, Wednesday morning at 9:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Therese Church, Branford, at 10:00. Burial will follow in the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. For directions and online memorial see www.wsclancy.com.
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