Guided by faith, Beverly Carey Zwierlein touched the lives of many

Beverly Carey Zwierlein

Beverly Carey Zwierlein, a longtime resident of Monroe, passed away on April 28, 2024 at 86. Born on April 25, 1938 in Chateaugay, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Leona Carey. Beverly was the wife of the late Robert Zwierlein for almost 49 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt.  Beverly was a faithful servant of the Lord and a selfless, kind and generous woman. She loved God first and her family was so important to her and always at the center of her life.

She was a teacher for over 30 years for the Diocese of Bridgeport, having taught at St. Charles and then Holy Family. Her commitment to education and her faith guided her throughout her life, touching the lives of so many. Beverly gave much of her time volunteering for St. Jude Parish in Monroe, serving as Eucharistic Minister and volunteering for the food pantry. She was also on the Monroe Commission for Aging.

She had the opportunity to travel to various places all over the world with her late husband, Robert. She enjoyed reading, especially Christian Historical fiction. Beverly enjoyed spending time with her friends and was a good friend to all.

Survivors include two beloved daughters: Linda (John) Rizzitelli and Laurie (Phil) Purciello; grandchildren: Nikki Rizzitelli, Rob (Julia) Rizzitelli, Jill (Jim) Sota; PJ (Kasia) Purciello and great grandchildren: Janelle and Jimmy Sota and Zofia, Philip and Estelle Purciello and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her beloved late husband, Robert, she was predeceased by her dear sister, Margaret Carey Fleury.

A visitation for Beverly will be held Monday, May 6, 2024 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher and Son Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turpike, Monroe. Mass of Christian burial will take place Monday, May 6, 2024, at 11 a.m. at St. Jude Church, 707 Monroe Turnpike. Interment to follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery, 2205 Stratford Ave., Stratford.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Beverly’s memory to Tunnel to Towers Foundation and condolences can be given to the family.

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