Ellen Sarah O'Connor Wasdo, 68, died Feb. 21, 2011.

She was born in New Milford May 6, 1942, one of six children of Edward and Claire (Decker) O'Connor. She graduated from St. Francis Xavier School and New Milford High School.

Ms. Wasdo is predeceased by two sisters, Maureen Warner and Kathleen Daone. She is survived by her daughters, Beth Wasdo of Stamford and Laura Wasdo of Long Island; two brothers, Robert O'Connor of New Milford and Timothy O'Connor of Maryland; a sister, Christine N. Layton of New Milford; 10 nieces and nephews and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Ms. Wasdo had belonged to the convent of Our Lady Help of the Clergy. She was also employed by the St. Francis Parish and did secretarial work for AECOM and URS engineering firms.

She was a lifelong member of St. Francis Xavier Church in New Milford, where a memorial mass will be held today (Friday), Feb. 25, at 10 a.m. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ms. Wasdo's name may be made to the ASPCA, c/o of Linda Tiramani, 520 8th Ave. 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018.

Arrangements are being handled by Colonial Funeral Home, 87 Park Lane Road, New Milford. For more information and online condolences, go to HullFuneralService.com.