In Loving Memory of Dorothy F. Bruzinski

October 26, 1928
Bridgeport, CT
April 13, 2020
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Private Gravside Service at Oak Lawn Cemetery. A public Memorial will be held at later date.


Family Gathering


Alzheimer's Association

Carolton Chronic & Convalescent Hospital

400 Mill Plain Road,
CT 06824

Dorothy F. Bruzinski

Dorothy F. Bruzinski (Federowicz), age 91, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late Eugene (Gene) P. Bruzinski, died peacefully on April 13, 2020 in Fairfield. Born in Bridgeport on October 26, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Felix and Teofila Federowicz. Dorothy was a resident of Fairfield for 60 years living in the home that she and Gene had built together. She was an employee of the Town of Fairfield Board of Education for 17 years before her retirement in 1990. She led an active life with friends and family, making special time for her many nieces and nephews. She was an active member of Holy Family Church. Her family extends their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital for the unconditional love and care given to Dorothy throughout her residency. Survivors include her many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Gene, she was pre-deceased by her brother, Michael Federowicz and sisters Sophie Orlowski, Jane Warner, Josephine Gramigna and Irene Masloski. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. She will be interred at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Fairfield with her beloved husband. A memorial service will be held at a future date to be determined. Those desiring to memorialize her may make contributions to the Alzheimer's Association at or to the Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital, 400 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Funeral arrangements are being managed by the Spear-Miller Funeral Home. For online condolences and to light a virtual candle visit at

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5 Guestbook Entries for Dorothy F. Bruzinski

  1. We will cherish the great memories of your visits to Florida. Relaxing having tea, swimming in the pool and even being the Grand Marshall’s in the Disney World parade. We will miss you more than words can describe and love you very much!

  2. We have only fond memories of Dottie. She was one of the friendliest, good natured, fun loving women we ever knew. We had so much fun at bowling 🎳 and at the bowling banquets. We had many laughs 🤭 together. Dottie often had an infectious smile on her face. We are so fortunate to have known her and able to call her friend.
    Joe and Lorraine Sabol 😇

  3. We were Dottie (and Gene’s) neighbors for many years, until she left for Carlton. I have many fond memories of her and Gene, and Chet too. She will be missed very much. She was such a kind, gentle, caring person. We enjoyed having her over for drinks and dessert on our patio during the summer. The neighborhood kids loved her and she loved them. Our prayers of love and peace for the whole family during this time.
    Joey and Kat Mata