Leah M. (Trzaski) (Mahan) Tuohy
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1947 - 2020
Bethany, CT Leah (Trzaski) (Mahan) Tuohy, 73, wife of Dennis J. Tuohy, died September 10, 2020 at her home, after a long battle with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
Leah was born on May 24, 1947 in Waterbury, CT a daughter of the late Joseph J. and Julia (Heller) Trzaski and grew up in Beacon Falls. Leah graduated from Naugatuck High School, Class of 1965 and from the Waterbury Hospital School of Nursing. Leah worked for over 25 years in the Intensive Care and Coronary Care Units at Waterbury Hospital. Leah also worked in the Intensive Care Unit at the UConn Health Center in Farmington and as a nursing consultant for Aetna. During both her clinical and insurance work, Leah was always a strong patient advocate.
In addition to Dennis, her husband of over 32 years, Leah is survived by her sister, Patty Welch and her husband, Mark; her step son, Michael Tuohy and his wife, Letizia; her step daughter, Rebecca Shypinka and her husband, David; her 5 grandchildren; her brothers in law, Cornelius Tuohy and Howard Sterling; her sisters in law, Ruth Ann Ceryak and Deborah Hutton and her husband, John and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, Leah was predeceased by her brother, Thomas J. Trzaski and her first husband, David Mahan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10:00am at St. Michael’s Church, 25 Maple Avenue, Beacon Falls. Those attending are asked to please meet directly at church. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Calling hours are Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00pm at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. Everyone attending will be required to wear a facial covering and to adhere to social distancing requirements. Donations to honor Leah’s memory can be made to ASPCA at www.aspca.org.