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Official Obituary of

Aurelia Elizabeth Donofrio

March 3, 1945 ~ March 13, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Aurelia Donofrio Obituary

Aurelia Elizabeth Donofrio, age 79, of Westport, CT, beloved wife of Robert Donofrio, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 13, 2024.  

Born and raised in Bridgeport, CT, daughter of the late Anthony and Aurelia Grace Kopcso Meszaros, she had been a Westport resident for the past 35 years. Aurelia attended Buffalo College (Daemon University, then called Rosary Hill) and later Fordham University and graduated with her Masters Degree in Business, Class of 1966. She went on to her career as an analyst for the Shell Oil Co. and later for the Equitable Life Insurance Co. until her retirement.

Aurelia enjoyed the outdoors, skiing, and her visits to the beach, as well as the arts, including shows and concerts at Westport Country Playhouse. She loved cooking her Hungarian specialties, and she also embraced the Italian cuisine and tradition of her husband’s family. She cherished sharing time with her pets, and had a love for all animals. More than anything else, she treasured spending time with her family, and cheering on her children and grandchildren’s sporting events and school teams. She will be greatly missed.

In addition to her loving husband Bob, survivors include her sons, Bobby Donofrio and his wife Megan and their three children Harper, London, and Hayes of Fairfield, CT, and Stephen Donofrio and his wife Annie and their son Woodson of Pelham, NY, along with a special cousin who was more like a sister, Barbara Chavous of Aiken, SC, her cousin Joan Dish of Ossining, NY, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held at the Frank Polke & Son Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Rd., Fairfield on Sunday, March 17th from 4-7pm and at 9:15-10:15am on Monday, March 18th. The funeral mass will be held on Monday, March 18th at 11am at St. Luke Catholic Church, 49 Turkey Hill Rd., North, Westport. Burial to follow in St. Michael's Cemetery, Stratford. Following the Funeral Services, the family would like to invite all attendees to a lunch reception in Aurelia's Honor at 1:30pm.

Flowers will be accepted, Memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society.

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March 17, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Frank Polke & Son Funeral Home
39 S. Benson Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824

Funeral Service
March 18, 2024

10:15 AM
Frank Polke & Son Funeral Home
39 S. Benson Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824

Funeral Mass
March 18, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Luke Catholic Church (Fairfield, Turkey Hill Rd, Westport)


Connecticut Humane Society
455 Post Road E, Westport CT 06880
Tel: 1-800-452-0014


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