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Mary Leontine Herbst

NORWALK — Mary Leontine (Lee) Herbst died March 19, 2011, at the age of 101, following a long illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur Herbst.

She was born May 23, 1909, in South Manchester, the daughter of the late Mary Leontine Gueniat and Celestian Bohrer, both from Switzerland.

She moved to Norwalk at a young age, attended the local schools and was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church. She spent the remaining years of her life in Norwalk. She was a skilled gardener and an avid cook. Both she and her husband, Art, worked for many years at the Hat Corporation, one of the major industries in Norwalk.

She leaves several nieces and a nephew, Frances Bodnar and her husband, William of Bethel, Elizabeth M. Kelsey and her husband, Neil, Clara Lee Dziedzic, Richard M. Dings and Sheila S. Sedlack and her husband, Steven, all of Winsted; 13 great-nieces and nephews; and 15 great-great-nieces and nephews. Lee will be sorely missed by her family.

Lee was predeceased by her beloved sisters, Florence Isabel Dings of Winsted and Margaret Marcellus of Waterbury.

She was buried in the Riverside Cemetery beside her husband and her cherished pet, Lucky.