Valerie M. Varga, 96, the wife of the Louis L. Varga for 45 years and a former longtime resident of Fairfield, died June 22 in San Antonio, Texas.

Born July 4, 1914, in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Elizabeth P. Messinger.

Survivors include a daughter, Valerie Richards and her husband, Bob, of Singer Island, Fla.; a son, Steven Varga and his wife, Glenda, of San Antonio; grandsons, Greg Burns of Dania Beach, Fla., Steve Burns of Matlacha, Fla., Matthew Burns of Glendale, Ariz., Peter Burns and his wife, Evelyn, of Bridgeport and Kevin Burns of Bridgeport; a sister-in-law, Anne Lengyel, of Marietta, Ga., and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her cousin, Robert Lengyel.

A memorial Mass will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at St. Emery's Church in Fairfield. The Lesko & Polke Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Vincent De Paul Society, 4222 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78227. To order flowers, travel directions, or to an online guest register, visit