Maureen (Lynch) Ringel

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, of Fairfield, died peacefully in her home with her family by her side on October 5, 2004. She was the loving wife of Jon (Jack) Ringel, the devoted mother of two sons, Jon Ringel of Alexandria, Va., and Thomas (T.J.) Ringel of Fairfield; four daughters, Marna Ringel of NYC, Marisa Soderlund of Fairfield, Marcella Barrett of NYC and Margaret Murphy of Wilton. She was the caring grandmother of Cooper and Jacqueline Soderlund and Christopher Barrett. Maureen was the beloved daughter of Thomas Lynch and the late Barbara Lynch of Stratford and the sister of Mary Margaret (Meggie) Fiscella of Newtown, Barbara (Darby) Golino of Milford, Bridget Pardee of Hopedale, MA, Sister Deborah Lynch of Caldwell, NJ, Bernadette Lynch of Stratford and the Reverend Thomas Lynch of Stratford. Maureen and Jack were approaching their 40th Wedding Anniversary this December. Their love and devotion to each other dearly touched their children. She lived the past 40 years in the same house she moved into as a young bride and cherished her many happy years there. Her final words included expressing love for her large and close family and saying, "I love my home". Maureen was a graduate of Laurelton Hall and received her BA in classics from Albertus Magus College. An award winning floral designer, Maureen also graduated form the Bronx Botanical School. She formed "Flowers by Maureen" specializing in her own floral designs and was employed part time at Hayday for 18 years in their floral department. In her younger years, she was a Latin teacher at St. Joseph-s High School in Trumbull. Maureen was a 40 year parishioner at St. Pius X Church in Fairfield and a weekly communicant. Her favorite Saint was St. Francis who affirmed and recognized the beauty of all God-s creation. Maureen loved creating beauty with nature whether it was with painting or drawing landscapes or planting and landscaping in her yard and garden. She nurtured and encouraged creativity in all of her children. She cared endearingly for all animals and living things in nature. And, most of all her children. The Ringel Family would like to send a special thank you to the professional teams of St. Vincent-s Medical Center especially the staff of the Infusion Center and Radiology/Oncology Departments and Dr. Glen Reznikoff and the Doctors and Staff of Medical Specialists of Fairfield. Thank you also to all those who have shown kindness to Maureen during her valiant struggle against breast cancer. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Friday, October 8, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. directly at St. Pius X Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in Oaklawn Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Thursday, from 2:30-9:00 p.m. at the Shaughnessey Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers it would be appreciated if donations be made in Maureen's memory to: Swim Across the Sound, St. Vincent's Medical Center, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606-9904 or American Diabetes Assoc., CT Affiliate, 300 Research Pkwy, Meriden, CT 06450. To leave an online condolence please visit:

Published in the Connecticut Post on 10/6/2004.

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