Bernadette Gawron Aitro, age 56, of New Haven, Ct., died suddenly at home on December 28, 2019. She was born on December 30th, 1962 in New Haven, CT, one of 10 children, to the late Paul and Dorothy Gawron of Woodbridge, CT.
She was pre-deceased by her parents, brother Timothy J. Gawron and her husband Robert Aitro. Bernadette worked for many years as a Medical Assistant after graduating from Stone Academy of Business. She retired early due to medical issues. She is survived by her children Daniel Aitro of Woodbridge, CT, daughter Elizabeth(Antonio) Rodriguez and granddaughters Gianna and Vivian Rodriguez of Meriden, CT. Also mourning her death are siblings Christine & Marybeth Gawron and Jeanne (Ronald) Arsenault of Woodbridge, CT; sisters Susan (Louis James) Fonseca of Haverhill, MA and Alice (James) Knittel of Belchertown, MA, and brothers Martin (Cara) Gawron of Alstead NH, Peter Gawron of Middletown, CT and Paul Gawron, Jr. of West Haven, CT as well as many nieces and nephews.
A Catholic funeral mass will be held for her at St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church 569 George St. New Haven, CT 06511 on Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at 11:00 am. A celebration of her life will follow at her sister Jeanne Gawron Arsenault's home in Woodbridge, CT. A private burial by her family will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to an education trust for her granddaughters will be gratefully accepted and can be sent in care of Marybeth Gawron, 216 Rimmon Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525.