May Sancibrian

Obituary of May Sancibrian

May D. Sancibrian, 92, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 after 3 years as a resident of The Watermark at 3030 Park Avenue in Bridgeport, CT. Born in Bridgeport, CT on May 16, 1925, she was the oldest daughter of Raney and Agnes D'Ortenzio. May attended Harding High School and went straight to work at General Electric during World War II. After the war, she met and married her husband Anthony "Tony" Sancibrian. Tony and May were long-time residents of Trumbull, CT. They were married for 53 years. Tony affectionately nicknamed her "Maysie" which is how she was known for the latter part of her life.

Maysie was a master stenographer and typist and taught business education and etiquette. Her greatest joy was getting girls ready for the "business world". She taught at Butler Business School and Notre Dame Catholic High School when it was all girls on Jewett Avenue. After teaching she returned to the corporate world and became an administrative assistant to many executives at General Electric and finally Xerox Corporation in Stamford.

Survivors include a son, David Sancibrian and his wife, Louise; a daughter, Jill Walker and her husband, Carl; two grandchildren Maxwell and Chloe; one sister Theresa DiCamillo and her two sons, Ronald and Eddie DiCamillo; in-laws, Isabel and Joseph Eramo, nephew John Eramo and niece Donna Hurley; Trini and Sam Vimini and nephews Robert, Peter and Paul Vimini. May was predeceased by her parents and her husband and in 2016 by her brother Alfredo D'Ortenzio.

All who knew Maysie were benefactors of her smile, laughter and words of wisdom. She will be remembered for her gift of gab, love of exercise, especially at Planet Fitness, a love for dance, music and astrology, her eagerness to learn and try new things, her collection of Hats, fabulous costume jewelry and all-around style!

Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull, and at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Rd., Fairfield for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be private. Relatives and friends may greet the family on Wednesday morning from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make a contribution through the funeral director to Girl from the Grotto Inc., a charity established by her daughter that distributes gift boxes with stuffed toys and arts activities to medically-ill children in CT, MA & NY.