Wanda Ludwin Sullivan
Published 6:40 pm, Saturday, March 12, 2011
Born March 1, 1924, in Enfield, she was the daughter of Frank and Viktoria Ludwin. She married her husband in Enfield during the World War II while he was a P-51 flight instructor for the Army Air Force at Dothan Field in Alabama.
The family later lived in Massachusetts and New Jersey while he was a salesman for the Schaeffer Brewing Co. They settled in Fairfield in 1964, and became members of the Patterson Club and parishioners of St. Pius X Church. In 1989, they retired to the Hills of Monroe and became parishioners of St. Stephen Church in Trumbull.
She was proud of her Polish heritage and shared stories about her parents' immigration to the United States in their teens. She also enjoyed travel, music, dance, golf and time with her family.
Survivors include a son, Thomas J. Sullivan of Fairfield; daughter-in-law, Karen Sullivan of Fairfield; daughter-in-law, Andrea Sullivan of Fairfield; four grandchildren, Sean Sullivan of Fairfield; Kerry Gueterman and her husband, Joseph, of Fairfield; Katharine Sullivan of Quincy, Mass., and Clare Sullivan of Newport, R.I.; five great-grandchildren, Kara, Caroline, Rylee, Jack and Grace; a niece, Sharon Tkacz and her husband, Stanley, of Ormand Beach, Fla.; a nephew, David Falkowski of Foster City, Calif. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Irene Falkowski, and her youngest son, Timothy.
A Mass of Christian burial will take place 10 a.m. Monday, March 14, in St. Stephen Church, 6948 Main St., Trumbull. Private graveside services will be held at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Enfield. Calling hours will be Sunday, March 13, from 3 to 6 p.m., in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Stephen Church. To sign an online guest register, visit www.SpearMillerFuneralHome.com.