Margaret B. Fenn, 83, of Old Woodbury Road, Southbury, died March 12, 2011, at St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury. She was the wife of the late Austin W. Fenn Sr.

Mrs. Fenn was born Aug. 1, 1927, in Bronx, N.Y., daughter of the late Howard and Margaret (Roos) Brown.

Throughout her life she had lived in many places, but especially loved spending time in Rhode Island with her late husband.

Mrs. Fenn worked as a telephone operator in New York City during World War II, was a volunteer for the Woodbury Ambulance Association, worked at the Lutheran Home in Southbury for many years, and had owned and operated Nonnewaug Antiques in Woodbury.

Mrs. Fenn is survived by three sons, Austin W. Fenn Jr., of Southbury, Jeffrey Fenn, and his wife, Debra, of Omaha, Neb., and Thomas D. Fenn, of Waterbury; a daughter, Melissa Navarra, and her husband, Mark, of Oakville; two sisters, Theresa Gaudenzi, of New Milford and Dolores Pruchnicki, of Bethlehem; six grandchildren, Jeffrey, Nathaniel, Matthew and Christopher Fenn and Rebekah and Timothy Koskelowski; and a great-grandson, Nicholas Fenn. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Howard Brown.

Burial will be in the New North Cemetery in the spring. The Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Southbury Volunteer Ambulance Association, 68 Georges Hill Road, Southbury, CT 06488.