Miriam Fawcett

Obituary of Miriam Fawcett

Miriam Avery Fawcett, age 89, of Monroe, beloved wife of the late Frank C. Fawcett, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 21, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Kingston, PA on September 17, 1927, she was a daughter of the late James Henry Avery and Zetta James Avery. Miriam earned her Bachelor's degree at Susquehanna University, followed by her Master's Degree from Western Connecticut State University. She went on to work for the Stamford Public School System, teaching second and third grades, at Springdale School, for over 20 Years.

Throughout her life, Miriam surrounded herself with children and the years she spent teaching brought her great joy. She was dedicated to her students and always encouraged them to do and be their best. Upon retiring, Miriam immersed herself in the role of grandmother, becoming a doting "Meem", as she was affectionately called, to grandsons Chris and Matt. In her later years, Miriam found purpose and fulfillment in the volunteer work she performed at Monroe Elementary School. Her nurturing and caring personality made her a magnet for children in need of support. Miriam was a strong advocate for music in the classroom, and former students fondly remember her playing the piano while they happily sang along.

Miriam is survived by her loving and devoted daughter, Janet Densky and her husband Timothy of Monroe, two cherished grandsons, Matthew Densky and Christopher Densky, Christopher's wife, Sara, and an adored great grandson, Jackson. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. Miriam was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Jane Fawcett, and siblings, James Avery, Margaret Saunders and Rita Tanner.

Funeral services will take place on Thursday July 27, 2017 at10:00 a.m. at the Monroe Congregational Church, 34 Church Street, Monroe. Interment will follow at Long Ridge Union Cemetery, Stamford. Relatives and friends may greet the family on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Miriam's memory to Monroe Elementary School, 375 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468, Attn. Debra Kovachi, to benefit children/families in need.