Sally Montgomery Ratyna, 80, of Southbury, died peacefully July 25, with her family by her side. She was born October 10, 1932, in Springfield, Ky., the youngest of five siblings.
She was the loving wife of Joseph Ratyna for 53 years, and the devoted mother of Anthony J. Ratyna and Robin (Ratyna) Sheridan.
She lived in Newtown for many years before moving to Southbury, ten years ago. Mrs Ratyna was a member of the parish of St Rose of Lima Church in Newtown for 37 years. At St Rose she served as a Eucharistic Minister, president of the Women’s Club, and was actively involved in the annual theater productions.
Mrs Ratyna will be remembered as a gentle Southern lady who had a generous spirit and an outgoing personality. Her friends knew her as a person who was always giving of herself and ready to lend a hand to anyone who needed one.
She will be missed by all who knew her, especially by her three grandchildren, and her many nieces and nephews in Tennessee and Kentucky. (Mrs Ratyna lived in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Massachusetts before moving to Connecticut.)
Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown, from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, August 1. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St Rose of Lima Church, Friday, August 2, at 10 am. Interment will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Glenmary Sisters, PO Box 22264, Owensboro KY 42304 or to the St Rose of Lima Memorial Fund, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown CT 06470.
To leave online condolences visit www.honanfh.com.