Dale Susan Stewart, 57, of New Milford, died Feb. 19, 2011, after a long battle with cancer.

She was born in Bridgeport, the daughter of George and Grace Stewart.

Ms. Stewart graduated from Newtown High School and worked for many years at the Risdon Company in Danbury.

Ms. Stewart is remembered as a kind and generous Christian who didn't hesitate to help anyone in need.

She was a "guardian angel" for her cats and all animals big and small.

Ms. Stewart is survived by her mother, Grace of New Milford, her sister, Karen and Allen of Bridgewater, her sister, Debra and Tyler of Southington, and her sister-in-law, Linda of Delaware.

She was predeceased by her father, George of Sandy Hook, and her brother Jeff of Delaware. She loved her family and will be missed by her nieces and nephews Karrie, Jamaine, Allison, Lauren, Kelly, Jeff and Glenn, Kyrie, Aniyah and Jamaine Jr.

Calling hours will be held at Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford, tomorrow (Saturday), Feb. 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. with a short service at 4:30 p.m.

A memorial service will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Bridgewater later in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Bridgewater.