Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Ellen Joan Stortecky
Ellen Joan Taylor Stortecky, age 90, of Trumbull, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 5, 2023 at The Bridges in Trumbull with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of 68 years to Bernard John Stortecky. Born in Newburgh, NY on September 10, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Francis Walter Taylor and Alma (Bartholomew) Taylor and was a longtime resident of Wilton before moving to Trumbull.
After raising and caring for her family, Joan drove a school bus for disabled children in the Wilton, Fairfield and Westport school systems. She was a talented artist and singer and enjoyed painting and sang in the church choir at St. Theresa Church in addition to volunteering with the church's Healthcare Ministry. Joan's greatest joy came from her family. She and Bernie were inseparable, they did everything together in their 68 years of marriage. Her husband, children and grandchildren were the most important part of her life.
In addition to her loving husband Bernard, survivors include her three loving children, Mark Stortecky and his wife June of Lompoc, CA, Susan Tavella and her husband Jim of Norwalk and Megan Ramous and her husband John of Reno, NV, a brother, John Taylor of San Jose, CA and four cherished grandchildren, Luke Ramous, Caroline Walton, William Ramous and Katherine Tavella as well as many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. directly in St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main St., Trumbull. Interment will be private and there will be no calling hours. Arrangements in care of the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at www.stjude.org
or to Shriners Hospital for Children, PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394 or at www.shrinerschildrens.org.