In Loving Memory of Mary E. Vadas

October 14, 1942
New Haven, CT
June 25, 2020
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Due to conditions, a celebration of Mary's life will be held at a later date.


Family Gathering


Southport Congregational Church

524 Pequot Avenue,
CT 06890

Mary Naughton Vadas

Mary Naughton Vadas, age 77, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late George R. Vadas, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Born in New Haven, the daughter of the late Thomas and Agnes Naughton, she had been a Fairfield resident for nearly 60 years. A graduate of Hamden High School, she received her Licensed Practical Nurse Degree from Eli Whitney Technical School. Mary worked at St. Raphael’s Hospital and later worked both private duty nursing and at local nursing homes including the Carolton Hospital, Cambridge Manor and St. Joseph’s Manor. An active member of Southport Congregational Church, Mary volunteered for many church functions and enjoyed her time working at the Carousel Shop. Mary was proud of her Irish heritage, working diligently over the years to connect the family tree, visiting those she found in Ireland on numerous trips. Locally she was a proud member of the Gaelic American Club. Throughout the years, you could always find Mary on the sidelines of her son’s football and baseball games and then her grandchildren’s softball and volleyball games, and gymnastics meets. She cherished those times, recalling them as the best times in her life. Survivors include two beloved sons, James Vadas and his wife Allison of Fairfield and Peter Vadas of Fairfield; three cherished grandchildren, Olivia, Kaia and William Vadas; two brothers, Thomas and William Naughton of Florida, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, George, she was predeceased by her son, Paul W. Vadas. Due to current conditions a service celebrating Mary’s life will be held at a later date and will be announced. In lieu of flowers, friends may consider a donation in Mary’s memory to Southport Congregational Church, 524 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT 06890. To offer an online condolence please visit

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6 Guestbook Entries for Mary Naughton Vadas

  1. She was a great woman im glad to known her and talk with her at her family my deepest condolences.i will always remain a friend and lend a hand to the family if needed.

  2. Mary was my neighbor known for her broad smile. She was helpful and caring. I know she is smiling in heaven.

  3. Dear Jimmy, Peter and Family,

    Our deepest sympathies to you all. We have such good memories of Mary growing up on Division Avenue. She was a special person and our prayers are with you.
    The Cocozza Family

  4. Jim, Peter, Allison, Liv and Kaia,

    Sending much love and prayers during this time. I loved Mrs. Vadas. She was an amazing individual and a tremendous Mom to all of the boys! Heaven gained an angel. We were blessed to have the memories from growing up together.

    With much love,
    Susan Cocozza Pennino

  5. So Sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Sending prayers to the family. With Sympathy.

    Brian, Darlene and Tyler O’Toole

  6. Jim:
    So sorry to hear about your mother. It is always hard to lose a parent. We are sending prayers for love and hope that your happy memories will bring you peace.