In Loving Memory of Esther Beatrice Dudas

February 26, 1925
River Rouge, MI
July 11, 2017
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Friday 4-8 PM

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

July 14, 2017


Our Lady of the Assumption Church

Mass of Christian Burial

545 Stratfield Road (RT 59),
CT 06825

Saturday, July 15, 2017, 1:00 PM


St. John's Cemetery

Nichols Avenue,
CT 06614

July 15, 2017

Family Gathering


St. Jude's Chidren's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place,
TN 38105

Esther Beatrice Dudas

Esther Beatrice Dudas, age 92, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late Michael Joseph Dudas, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in River Rouge, MI, the daughter of the late Julius and Emma Foret, she had been a Fairfield resident for the last 58 years. Mrs. Dudas had been an active parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church since 1959 where she was a member of the Ladies Guild and volunteered at many church functions. Esther was very creative and loved crafts of all kinds. She enjoyed embroidery, quilting, sewing, rug hooking, caning and furniture refinishing. She also loved cooking and baking, but above all else, delighted in time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include six beloved children, David J. Dudas and his wife Cathy of Easton, Gail A. McGrimley and her husband Tom of Madison, Michael J. Dudas and his wife Denise of Madison, Beatrice K. Bagley and her husband Jim of Fairfield, Marilyn D. Frey and her husband Tucker of Newtown and Dianne J. Dudas of Fairfield; 15 adoring grandchildren, 15 cherished great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Michael, she was predeceased by their infant son Paul and seven brothers and sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. meeting directly at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. Dear Esther , I can’t believe your gone. You were one of the strongest people I have ever met. You were always so loving ,giving and kind. Duke and I will miss you very much. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your kind and loving family, love you very much. Will miss you! 😔

  2. My deepest sympathy for your loss. What may seem to be a long life is never long enough where our loved ones are concerned. Our Heavenly Father Jehovah feels the same way. That is why He promises to undo death by means of the resurrection, and soon end all our suffering. (Rev. 21:3-5; John 5:28, 29) May these promises be a soothing balm for your heavy hearts.

  3. Mrs. Dudas was a wonderful example to us all…with her tenacity, integrity and myriad of talents. My colleagues and I at the United Nations delighted in hearing Dianne’s reflections about the seemingly endless activities, dinners, crafts, gardening…generated by this amazing woman. Mrs. Dudas generously welcomed us into her home on many occasions. Her influence was far-reaching. She will be missed. Sending the family and all who loved Mrs. Esther B. Dudas heartfelt condolences.

  4. Dear Dianne,
    My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  5. Dear Dianne, Paul and I remember when we all went to your beautiful home and met your beloved mother, who was such a kind and warm person. I know that you will miss her but remember that you now have a guardian angel looking out for you. With sincere sympathy to you and your family. May she rest in peace!