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Obituary of Carol Friend Purdy Giavara
Carol Friend Purdy Giavara, daughter of George and Delia Friend and formerly of Fairfield and Stratford, died peacefully on October 6, 2023, at the age of 89.
Carol was born in Stamford on December 24, 1933, and was raised in Darien.
As well as a loving mother and grandmother, Carol was involved in the PTA and various activities at her children’s schools over the years. She was also a member of the St. Thomas Ladies Guild and the Gaelic American Club. Along with spending time with her family, Carol enjoyed attending Sunday Mass, shopping, was a fan of the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team, and loved playing on her bowling team the “Early Risers”.
She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Purdy, son Donald Purdy and his wife Kathleen, and her daughter in law, Elaine Purdy, all of Fairfield. She is also survived by her brother James and his wife Marion, of Darien, her sister-in-law Jeannine Friend, of Norwalk and her grandchildren Sara Purdy and her husband Eduardo, Carolyn Purdy, Melissa and Christopher Purdy and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husbands, Edward Melville Purdy and Arthur Giavara. She was also predeceased by her son David Purdy and her sister Geraldine and her brother George.
A funeral service celebrating Carol's life will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Lesko Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center, with Rev. Victor Martin officiating. Interment services to follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield. Friends may greet the family on Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Carol Purdy Giavara, please visit Tribute Store