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Laura C. Milardo Lenox

April 2, 1923 ~ July 7, 2021 (age 98)

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Laura C. Milardo Lenox, 98, of Orange, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2021. She was the wife of the late Richard Lenox for 55 years. Thomas R. and G. Elsa Witt were the late parents of Laura. She was born on April 2, 1923 in Germany while her mother was visiting her parents. Accompanied by her mother, Laura was brought to the states at the age of four months. She attended West Haven schools, after which she became secretary to the president of an optical company. Later she became a cosmetic representative for Bourjois, NY.

 

In 1949, Laura took a trip to Germany, at which time she met Richard, an officer on the ship, whom she married in 1951. Upon her return from Germany in 1949, she was employed by First Federal Savings and Loan Assn., retiring after 20 years as an Executive Secretary. During her career at First Federal, Laura was a model for the bank’s ads in newspapers. She also modeled for Kramer’s Furriers. Twice while walking on her noon hour, a Poli Theater representative approached her and asked if she would participate in a bathing beauty contest and later in a beauty pageant, both which she happily accepted. She came in second place in the beauty pageant.

 

Laura and her husband were former members of Racebrook Country Club, where they enjoyed golf and many social activities with their friends. Laura was predeceased by her brother, Thomas F. Milardo, and his wife Ursula, and her sister-in-law, Gertrude Brinton.

Laura is survived by her sister-in-law, Florence Seney of Wilmington, DE and her family and her niece, Sharon and her husband Konrad Mayerhofer of Marco Island, FL. 

 

Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 BROAD ST., MILFORD, CT. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. and interment will follow at Orange Center Cemetery, Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice. To leave online condolences, please visit our website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Wednesday
July 14, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cody-White Funeral Home
107 N. Broad Street
Milford, CT 06460

Funeral Service
Wednesday
July 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Cody-White Funeral Home
107 N. Broad Street
Milford, CT 06460

Interment
Wednesday
July 14, 2021

Orange Center Cemetery

Orange, CT 06477

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