Carolyn Cassavechia, 85, of Newtown, formerly of Ridgefield, died Sept. 28, 2011, at Bethel Health Care in Bethel. She was the widow of Jolindo Cassavechia.

Mrs. Cassavechia was born Jan. 30, 1926, in Waterbury, daughter of the late Jude and Helen (Fortin) Cyr. She was raised in Stamford and attended Stamford schools.

A resident of Ridgefield since 1952 coming from Stamford, she moved to Nunnawauk Meadows one year ago.

As a Ridgefield resident, she was a former baker and cook for the Marriott Corporation and the Ridgefield Public School system.

She enjoyed bowling, square dancing and country western music. She lived each day for her family.

Mrs. Cassavechia was a member of St. Mary Church in Ridgefield.

Mrs. Cassavechia is survived by three daughters, Lauretta Foristall of Sarasota, Fla., Carol Cassavechia, of New Milford, and Joanne Lockwood, and her husband, William, of Newtown; three brothers, Albert Cyr, and his wife, Marte, of Redding, Lawrence Cyr, and his wife, Tina, of Bethel, and Richard Cyr, and his wife, Barbara, of Bethel; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Cassavechia was predeceased by two brothers, Clarence Cassavechia and Louis Cassavechia.

Memorials may be made to Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut, 405 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810m or to Bethel Health Care, 13 Park Lawn Drive, Bethel, CT 06801 The Kane Funeral Home in Ridgefield was in charge of arrangements.