Anne Chatlos

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Anne L. Chatlos, age 89, of Fairfield, devoted wife to the late George E. Chatlos, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2021, with her loving daughter by her side. Born to the late John and Anna (Petek) Marosa, Anne was raised in the West End of Bridgeport. She graduated from St. Stephen's Parish school, Bassick HS ('49), and Saint Joseph College of West Hartford, ('53), earned a BS in Chemistry and participated in the theater group. She completed all academic endeavors with Honors. She began her career at Handy & Harman in Fairfield, met the love of her life, married and soon began her family, leaving work to raise her 7 children. Anne would ultimately return to Handy & Harman to complete her career as an analytical chemist, retiring in '95, at age 63. Throughout these years, Anne was very active in the Holy Family Parish community, including on the Parish Council and as Trustee for many years. She cherished her role as a Eucharistic minister, especially when bringing comfort and the Sacrament to the sick and homebound. She was a Member of the Bishop's Synod Council, and was awarded the Marian Medal for service to the church from the Diocese of Bridgeport. She was a catechist of the RCIA at Holy Family Parish, and led many Guilds and prayer groups. She enjoyed music and theater, sang beautifully and attended the Yale Repertory theater and the Goodspeed Opera House for many seasons. She remained a very active St. Joseph College Alumna. She was an avid traveler, and visited many US states and several countries, from her family's homeland of Slovenia, to Italy, France, Greece, Israel, Turkey, Portugal, Ireland and others. These trips were family-focused, and religious in nature, including visits to many sacred sites. Anne brought love, kindness and joy to all she met, and was loved by all who knew her. She will be lovingly remembered by her family, including her children, Georgianne "Jan" (David) Gallagher, of Shelton, Mark (Lori-lynn) Chatlos, of Shelton, Christopher Chatlos, of Trumbull, Paul (Darlene) Chatlos, of Fairfield, Lisa (Thomas) Lipsett, of North Attleboro, MA, and Jeffrey Chatlos (Scott Bell), of Boston, MA; her cherished grandchildren, Nicholas (Robin) Gallagher, of Watertown, Philip (Sarah) Gallagher, of Penrose, NC, Bryce Gallagher, of Farmington, Paul Chatlos (Karilyn Charland), of Monroe, Michael Lipsett, of North Attleboro, MA, James Lipsett, of Boston, MA, Haven Myles Wachtmeister, of Charlottesville, VA; her great-grandchildren David "Mack", Michael, Anthony and Angie; her sister-in-law, Frances Kurisko, of Shelton; her niece and goddaughter, Mary (Joseph) Hoffee, of Brookline, MA, and their children, Max and Anna; her nephews, J. Raymond (Annette) Kosc, of Stratford, Gregory (Charlene) Kosc, of Medina, OH. In addition to her beloved husband George, she was predeceased by her son, Michael Chatlos, sister and brother-in-law Mary and John Gulash, her nephew, John Gulash III, brother-in-law George Kurisko, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Helen and John Kosc. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 4-7 PM in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road in Fairfield Center. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 AM in Holy Family Church, 700 Old Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Interment will follow in Lawncroft Cemetery. To order flowers online, for travel directions or to sign her guest register, please visit
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Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


11:00 am
Monday, August 30, 2021
Holy Family Church
700 Old Stratfield Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Final Resting Place

Lawncroft Cemetery
1740 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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