Frances Hydis

Frances Hydis, 97, a former Fairfield resident who more recently lived in Vernon and Brownsville, Vt., died Aug. 12.

In Fairfield, she had been a member of the Fairfield Senior Center, and particularly enjoyed the quilters' group. She had also been a member of St. Thomas Church prior to moving to Vermont.

She is survived by granddaughters Sheelah Buedinger and her husband William of Vernon, and Alexandra Lepore and her husband Chris of Trumbull; a son-in-law, Jess Rivera of Brownsville, Vt.; a brother, John Kuian of Bridgeport, and five great-grandchildren, Megan and Collin Lepore, and Alex, Abbey and Hanna Buedinger. She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew Hydis; a daughter, Patricia Rivera; a grandson Paul A. Murphy; a brother, and three sisters.

Services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Fairfield Senior Center 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield, CT 06824. The Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, is handling arrangements. To sign an online guest register, visit