Lora J. Cizmazia December 6, 1935- September 12th 2022.
Lora J. Cizmazia, 86, of Milford Connecticut, wife of the late Louis Cizmazia, passed away peacefully on September 12th 2022 at St. Mary's Hospital. Born Lora Jean Thompson to the late Kenneth and Dorothy Thompson (Williams) of Colchester, Vermont, she later moved to Connecticut in 1953 where she started her family.
Prior to her retirement Lora worked at Bridgeport Hospital in social services. She loved to travel, knit, sew - making the best costumes for her grandkids, and was known by many as an exceptional baker! Lora enjoyed watching UConn women's basketball, reading, taking nature walks, country living, animals, and spending time at the Milford senior center. But it was her children that meant the most to her! She was more than happy to be the central figure in the lives of her children, she was a star in their eyes and that's all that ever mattered to her. Lora cared deeply for her family and neighbors and was always the first to help. She will be remembered as a hard working, kind, loving, and gentle soul with the utmost patience, who wore a smile everyday right to the very end. She appreciated every little thing and will leave a shining light on the church she served.
Lora was predeceased by Walter Jankowski, her son Stephen W. Jankowski, sisters Elizabeth Formichella, Janis Brown, Doreen "Dolly Ann" Thompson, brother Kenneth "Lonnie" Thompson, and younger brother Huey Thompson. She is survived by her loving children Stanley Jankowski (Alice), Scott Thompson (Kirsten), Paul Jankowski (Peggy), Joy Jankowski, Michael Jankowski, Gail Romano (Pete), her beloved grandchildren Peter, Tara, Shannon, Leah, Samantha, Stephen, Travis, and Trevor, as well as several nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly! And many friends. Mommy, you will be so sadly missed but our hearts are comforted knowing you are rejoicing with the angels above.
Proverbs 31:31 Honor her for all that her hands have done and let her works bring her praise at the city gates.
Private family burial in her beloved state of Vermont will follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Lora's name to St. Judes Children's Hospital or the Alzheimer Association.