Gertrude A. "Trudy" Fritz, 84, of Newtown, died Dec. 24, 2009, at the Pope John Paul II Health Center in Danbury. She was the wife of the late Russell Fritz.

Mrs. Fritz was born March 25, 1925, in Sharon, to the late Frank and Louise Wodjenski of New Milford.

She worked for Southern New England Telephone for 45 years as a manager in several Connecticut locations.

She will be remembered for her love of baking cookies and her Thanksgiving dinners as well as her dry sense of humor and kind heart.

Mrs. Fritz is survived by her many nieces and nephews; her daughter-in-law, Lucia; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, John W. Fritz, and her siblings, John, Joseph, and Frank Wodjenski, Betty Orciuch and Mary Ploch.

The Honan Funeral Home of Newtown was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Rose of Lima Memorial Fund, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470.