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Dorothy Prusak, 72, Volunteer At Danbury Church, Soup Kitchen

Dorothy Lawlor Prusak, 72, of Danbury
Dorothy Lawlor Prusak, 72, of Danbury Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. — Dorothy (Bridges) Lawlor Prusak of Danbury died Wednesday, March 9, at home after a brief battle with cancer. She was 72.

She was the wife of Joseph P. Prusak for 20 years.

Prusak was born in South Amboy, N.J., to Ralph and Sally (Prasnal) Bridges. She was raised in Bethel and graduated from Bethel High.

She worked as a secretary until her retirement. Very active at St. Peter Church in Danbury, Prusak was a lector, an Ecumenical minister and chief countess of the collection monies. She also volunteered at Dorothy Day Hospitality House at both the Morning Glory breakfast and the Sunday dinner for the poor.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband James R. Lawlor.

In addition to her husband, Joe, she is survived by sons David and wife Anne Lawlor of Woodbury, William and wife Bernice Lawlor, of Millville, N.J., Matthew and wife Audrey Lawlor of Danbury and Thomas and wife Jennifer Lawlor of Bethel; and five grandchildren Bryce, Brynn, Elizabeth and Sean Lawlor and Emily Todd.

She is also survived by stepsons James and wife Chrissy and Patrick and wife Sally Lawlor; stepdaughters Lynne Hylton and Laura and husband John O'Brien; brother James and wife Madeline Bridges of Sunnyvale, Calif.; sister Patricia and husband Raymond Main of Moreland, Ga.,; and her best friend Kathy Todd.

The family will receive friends on Sunday March 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter Church in Danbury at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 14. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery.

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