Ilene "Mickey" Schipul, 77, of New Milford, died Sept. 13, 2009, at Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center in New Milford.

Mrs. Schipul was born Sept. 1, 1932, in Rocky Hill, daughter of the late William A. and Edith (McDermott) Souppa.

She was employed as a waitress at Orem's Diner in Wilton for many years and later worked for Risdon Manufacturing.

Mrs. Schipul is survived by four sons, Joseph Sampias and his companion, Karin Woodin, Frederick Schipul and his wife, Melinda, and Edward Bullard, all of New Milford and Howard Schipul Jr., of Waterbury; two daughters, Edith Wells and her husband, Alan, of New Milford, and Corrine Hifner and her husband, Alan, of Torrington; two brothers, William and Robert Souppa; two sisters, Virginia (Ginger) Wright and Erminnie (Minnie) Lorah; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Albert Sampias.

A funeral service will be held today (Friday) at noon at the Colonial Funeral Home, 87 Park Lane Road, New Milford.

Burial will be in Center Cemetery, New Milford.