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Klara Polito

September 29, 1925 ~ May 4, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Klara Polito passed away peacefully on May 4, 2023 at St. Rapheals Hospital in New Haven CT. Klara was born on September 29, 1925 in Greinet, Bavaria, Germany to the late Johann and Maria Schmid.

Klara worked for U.S. Motors for 9 years and went on to work for Milford Board of Education for 8 years.  

Klara enjoyed passing her days gardening in the sun listening to the bird song, and knitting sweaters for her loved ones.

Klara is survived by her four beloved children: Alfred Riegert of Milford CT, Erika Carcano of Guilford CT, Rosemarie Nicols (Weldon) of San Antonio TX, and John Riegert of Louisiana. Two sisters: Hildegard Zink of Waterbury CT and Maria Schonberger of Germany. Eight grandchildren: Eric Smith, Deborah Everett, Anthony Riegert, Shane Smith, Dustin Smith, Crystal Riegert, Johnathan Riegert, and Destiny Riegert. As well as seven great grandchildren.

Klara is predeceased by four siblings: Hans Schmid, Joseph Schmid, Franz Schmid, and Anna Tishler.

A memorial gathering will be held on Friday May 26, 2023 at Cody-White Funeral Home (107 Broad St, Milford CT 06460) from 12 to 1 p.m. with burial to follow at Beaverdale Memorial Park in New Haven CT.

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Memorial Service Gathering
May 26, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Cody-White Funeral Home
107 N. Broad Street
Milford, CT 06460

May 26, 2023

Beaverdale Memorial Park
90 Pine Rock Ave
New Haven, CT 06511


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