Margarete Lewerenz, 88, of Brookfield, died June 11 at her home. She was the wife of the late Paul Lewerenz.

She was born Nov. 28, 1924, in Rammersweier, Germany, to the late Wilhelm and Margaretha (Henn) Ehrhard.

She worked at Bardens for more than 40 years.

She loved animals and was a volunteer at New Milford Animal Welfare.

She loved her grandchildren and her one great-granddaughter.

She is survived by two daughters, Anne Marie Cardillo, and her husband, Gary, of Danbury, and Patricia Lewerenz, of Farmington; three grandchildren,Sarah Scozzafava and Seth Cardillo, both of Danbury, and Melissa Morris, of Farmington, and a great-granddaughter, Skyla Larsen, of Farmington.

Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Cornell Memorial Home in Danbury is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the New Milford Animal Welfare Society, 8 Dodd Road, New Milford CT 06776.