Muriel Kropitis Mickett, 78, a lifelong Fairfield resident, died April 22 in St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport.

She had a love of reading, flowers and her cat Sugar.

Survivors include her daughter Patricia Gearing and son-in-law Kenneth Gearing, and friend Marina T. Silvestros.

A memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Rescue Ink or the North Shore Animal League. Arrangements by the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull. To send online condolences, visit