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Maureen Glennon Linderfelt

December 8, 2023

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Maureen Glennon Linderfelt, age 83, of Fairfield CT and Laguna Woods, Calif., passed away peacefully on Friday, December 8, 2023 at the Saddleback Medical Center, Laguna Woods, CA. She was the beloved wife of Edward N. Linderfelt and was predeceased by her parents Robert E. Glennon Sr. and Edith Clara Glennon, and her daughter, Sharyl Garrity. Born in Bridgeport, Maureen lived most of her adult life in Fairfield. She was a graduate of Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall and received both a master’s degree and six-year diploma in special education from Southern CT State University. Maureen was recognized by the University in 2009, as a recipient of their annual Distinguished & Outstanding Alumna Award. She spent her entire career as an advocate for individuals with disabilities. She often commented that it’s about focusing on what people can do, not what they can’t do. Maureen was a leader and founder of numerous organizations including Soroptimist International of CT Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy Association of Southern CT, Director of Region 2 Dept. of Mental Retardation State of CT, President of the Park City Hospital Women’s Auxiliary, Special Education teacher Roosevelt School, Bridgeport CT, and Director of Vopec, Anna Baum Skane School, Bridgeport, CT. Under her direction, and working with the city of Bridgeport, she managed the conversion of a 90-year-old school into accessible affordable housing. In addition, she launched numerous occupational programs for those with special needs. She will be remembered for her great parties, laughter, and love for others. She is survived by her brother, Robert E. Glennon Jr. and his wife, Margaret, of Vero Beach, FL, a grandson, Jonathon Garrity of Los Angeles, CA, a son in law, Jon Garrity of Springfield, OH, and several nieces and nephews Megan and her husband, Paul DeFelice of Cheshire, Mary and her husband Joseph Tarasuk, of North Haven and Katharine Glennon of Vero Beach, FL. Special family friends Lisa and Strick Woods,  Collin and Vanessa Woods, and John Boiano Jr. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 5, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., meeting directly at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield, CT.  with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, 500 Moose Hill Road, Monroe, CT.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be contributed to ACES Village School Programs, 31 Temple Street, North Haven, CT 06473. To send online condolences please visit www.redgatehennessy.com


Services

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
January 5, 2024

11:00 AM
Our Lady of the Assumption Church
545 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06825

Interment following funeral service
Friday
January 5, 2024

St. John's Cemetery

Monroe, CT

Donations

ACES Village School Programs
31 Temple Street, North Haven CT 06473

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