Shelton, CT Laura J. Searles, 92, widow of Harry M. Searles, died peacefully on August 6, 2020 at Griffin Hospital in Derby.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Laura J. Searles, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
Laura was born on June 18, 1928 in Auburn, ME a daughter of the late Milton and Helen (Emory) Goodwin. Laura lived in Shelton for the past 3years, having formerly lived in Bethany and was a member of Pinebrook Assembly of God Church in Naugatuck.
Laura is survived by her sons, John Searles, Richard Searles, Rodney Searles (Karen) and Brian Searles (Elizabeth); her 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; her brother, James Goodwin, her sister, Margery Booth and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and her parents, Laura was predeceased by her daughter, Carolyn Searles and her daughter in law, Geraldine Searles, her brother, Harvey Robinson and her sisters, Lillian Cormier and Etta Searles.
Laura enjoyed the past 3 years living at Wesley Heights and her family sincerely thanks all of the staff for their kindness and care.
A funeral service will be Tuesday at 11:00am at Pinebrook Assembly of God Church, 232 City Hill Street, Naugatuck. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. A calling hour will be Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00am at the church. Everyone attending is reminded to please wear a facial covering and to adhere to social distancing requirements. In lieu of flowers and to honor Laura’s memory, donations are requested to the American Cancer Society, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck.