Mildred M. Rodia, 85, a longtime resident of Fairfield, died June 24, 2010, after a brief illness.

She was born in Bridgeport, and was the last survivor of a family of 14 children.

Rodia was employed by General Electric and Dictaphone, and retired from Nordens. She moved to West Palm Beach, Fla., to be near family and to enjoy the warmth and tropical climate she so dearly loved.

She is survived by a daughter, Sherry Rodia of West Palm Beach, Fl.; and a son, Alfred Rodia of Cutchogue, Long Island, N.Y.

There will be a Mass in her honor at a later date in West Palm Beach, Fla.