Mary Louise (Horvath) Stachon

Born: Wed., Oct. 18, 1939
Died: Fri., Sep. 7, 2018

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Thu., Sep. 20, 2018
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home

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Marylouise (Horvath) Stachon, 78, died Friday, September 7, at Avalon Health Care Center in Mystic where she had resided since 2015. She was born October 18, 1939 in South Bend, Indiana to Pauline M.L. (Jerzakowski) Horvath and John L. Horvath. On September 3, 1960, in South Bend, she married Robert E. Stachon. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Marylou worked for Pfizer for more than 20 years.  At her retirement in 1999 she was a Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate in the Department of Clinical Research at the Central Research Division in Groton.

In 2005 Marylou and Bob, long time cat lovers, co-founded Kitty Harbor Cat Sanctuary in Griswold CT.

Marylou is survived by her sister Kathleen (Jim) Moriarty of Florissant, CO, and her brother John E. (Darlene) Horvath of South Bend, IN, as well as John’s 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, September 20, 11:00 a.m. at Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home, 490 Voluntown Road in Jewett City. Her cremains will be buried with Bob in South Bend.  For online condolences please go to

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   Posted Mon September 17, 2018
Marylou - so happy for you to finally be with Bob and all those precious kitties you luved so very much - give big hug to my BillyBigBoy and Lil'Angel and all the rest of em' - Penny must be so happy to finally get to be petted again by yu - Peggy

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