Marie Elizabeth Salata, wife of Michael Francis Salata, died June 24, 2010, after a battle with cancer.

Mrs. Salata was born Dec. 9, 1936, in Stamford, daughter of Louis and Margaret (Cerreta) Gentile.

After receiving a master's degree with honors from Nazareth College, Mrs. Salata was a speech pathologist in upstate New York and in the Danbury elementary school system for 30 years.

Mrs. Salata was known as a loving and caring person who was able to share her creativity with others through her many activities.

She treasured singing with The Harmony on the Sound Chorus and The Saint Elizabeth Seton Parish Choir.

Mrs. Salata was a dedicated and active communicant of the Saint Elizabeth Seton Parish.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Salata is survived by a brother, Edward Gentile, and his wife, Catherine, of Stamford; her children, Susan Neville, and her husband, David, of Longmeadow Mass., Diane Brown, and her husband, Chris, of New Milford, Amy Audette, and her husband, Marc, of New Milford, and Ken Salata, of Brookfield; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

The Green Funeral Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.