Ines P. Oze, 91, of Milford, beloved wife of the late George Oze, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021. Born on October 3, 1929 in Quillota, Chile, she was the daughter of the late Albino and Maria (Ortiz) Pinto.
Ines worked hard to come to the United States. She became an orphan at a very tender age and lived many years in an orphanage in Chile. She was living independently soon after her exit from school. Ines became a bookkeeper for a fur store and began to learn the trade of sewing. She worked hard for many years saving money and learning English with aspirations of arriving in the United States. Ines arrived from Chile in 1961 to Fort Lee, New Jersey. She lived with a family friend, caring for their young children and home while beginning her career in the fur industry. Shortly after her arrival, she met George and they were married 6 months later. Ines and George moved to Yonkers, N.Y and continued to grow their family. Ines worked as a fur finisher in the Bronx for many years. She was dedicated to the local Catholic Church in Yonkers and after purchasing her home in Milford, CT in 1973 became an active member of the St. Agnes community. Ines and George made permanent residence in CT in 1990 where they enjoyed their waterfront home, continued to raise their children and welcomed their grandchildren. Ines was very proud of her Chilean heritage and continued to pass on traditions and recipes. She enjoyed sewing costumes and clothing for the loved ones in her life. If she loved you, chances are you have something hand crafted by her in your home.
Ines is survived by her devoted children, Anna Oze, George Oeze and his wife Amy, and Tanya Dana and her husband Scott; her cherished grandchildren, Cameron and Kyle Oeze, and Sophia and Luke Dana; her sisters, Goyita Villarroel and Maria Pinto; her best friend, Irma Heiter; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members. In addition to her husband, Ines was predeceased by her brother Agustin Pinto and two brothers-in-law.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Agnes Church (Precious Blood Parish) 400 Merwin Ave., Milford, CT (MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH). Interment will follow at Milford Cemetery, Cherry St., Milford, CT. Friends and family may call from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 BROAD ST., MILFORD, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.
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