Torok, Michele Michele Elizabeth Della Gioia Torok, age 53, of Shelton, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 surrounded by her loving family at Yale New Haven Hospital. Michele was born in Bridgeport on February 6, 1964 to the late Joseph and Mary (Kelly) Della Gioia and has been a life long area resident. She was a graduate of Bunnell High School and was employed by the Stratford Board of Education, as a Para-Professional, most recently at Eli Whitney Elementary School. Michele was a kind, caring, and selfless woman who loved to give without expecting anything in return. She enjoyed making others laugh and always knew how to without even trying. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with family and friends all of whom meant the world to her. Michele leaves behind her beloved children, Joseph Torok, Mary Torok and her significant other Evan Mariconda, Christopher Torok and his significant other Kayla Penna, and Richard Torok all of Stratford, her children's father, Joseph Torok of Stratford, her significant other Donald Lako of Shelton, her loving sisters, Maryann O'Connor and her husband Dennis of Stratford, Joann Gallagher and her husband Andrew of Newtown, and Kelly DellaGioia of Bridgeport, her cherished aunt Judy DeSocio and her husband Ray of Middlebury, and several devoted nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Our family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the caring staff at Yale New Haven Hospital and to all who have been supportive during this difficult time. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 17th meeting directly at Our Lady of Grace Church 497 Second Hill Lane Stratford. Internment will be at St. John's Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home 50 Paradise Green Place Stratford. In lieu of flowers those desiring may make a donation in memory of Michele to the Kennedy Center 2440 Reservoir Ave Trumbull, CT 06611, Special Olympics, or to a charity of one's choice. For more information or to make an online condolence, please visit www.adzimafuneralhome.com .
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