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Irene Lillian Odette Gawlak
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Obituary for Irene Lillian Odette Gawlak

Irene Lillian (Odette) Gawlak, 94, of Middlefield, wife of the late Paul L. Gawlak, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2018 at Middlesex Health Care Center. Born in Cromwell, she was the daughter of the late William and Lucy (Divine) Odette.

Irene lived in Middlefield most of her life and was a member of the Pine Street Gospel Chapel in Middletown. She was a final inspector at Raymond Engineering for thirty-three years. Irene was a member and past worthy matron of Cromwell Chapter #66 OES, member of Lady Washington #45 OES, of Amaranth #24, Vashti Shrine #2 WSOJ and of AARP.

She is survived by her brother, Richard Audette of Holyoke, MA; sister, Helen Hill of Salisbury, NC; her caretakers her niece and nephew, Carol and Ron Marcello along with many other nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband and parents, Irene was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, February 13th at 11:00 am in the State Veterans Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, donations in Irene’s memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit

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11:00 AM
State Veteran Cemetery

317 Bow Lane
Middletown, CT 06457


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