Vivian Mannino Sumyk, age 70 of Bridgeport, a retired employee of Shop Rite and Pathmark, died Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at St. Vincent Medical Center. Born in Bridgeport, August 30, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Erbella Politano Mannino. Vivian was a very loving and caring person; she was always there to lend a helping hand to all. She was dedicated to the love and care of her family. A very kind hearted person, she was loved by all and enjoyed cooking and baking. She will always be known as the "Social Queen and Fashion Queen" at Cambridge Manor. She was truly the best and most wonderful mother. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Bohdan Sumyk and her daughter, Laura Sumyk. Survivors include her cherished daughter, Lisa Porto and her husband, Jeff of Stratford; two loving sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda LaRussa and her husband, Clem of Stratford and Angela DeClement and her husband, Gerald of Georgia; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews; and her feline companion, Juno. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the residents and caregivers at Cambridge Manor. Services took place Wednesday, April 15, 2009 in St. Ambrose Church, Bridgeport for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment followed in St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford.
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