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“Dear Alexis & Richard:It is with deep regret that I mourn the passing of your mom Marie. She was a wonderful and caring woman. I cannot begin to...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: William Gacso - FAIRFIELD, CT

“So sorry to hear of Marie's passing. I have so many happy memories of her, Bill and the children.Judy Keogh ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest sympathies to all of Marie's family & loved ones. We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Marie. Life brings tears, smiles,...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Tom & Kathy Vecsey

“Dear Alexis, Ed and family...what a beautiful story your mom lived and how loved she was. Alexis, I remember many an adventure and chuckle you shared...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Leslie Bojko

“With Deepest Sympathy to Alexis and Richard. So many of my childhoold memories include time spent with the Kiss family. May such good memories...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Mary R Stevens

“Rest in peace my dear friend Marie. So many memories of us playing in symphony orchestras together throughout the area. You were a fine violinist as...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Raymond LaRoche

“I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family. RIP Dear Friend! ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Al Thomas

“So very sorry for your loss as well as Ed's and your family's. Marie is with her loved ones. She is at peace. Hugs AK. Will be in touch. Pat ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Pat Coughlin

“Offering our sympathies at this time. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: The Staff of Lesko-Polke Funeral Home - CT

“Good bye Cousin Marie. I hope you are with your Mom and Dad, and, Billy and Cousin Donald too. My deepest Sympathy too Alexis and Richard. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Judy Ann Stevens

“Dear Friend, thank you for your gift of life. Thank you for your inspirational, loving and caring person you were. Your were a great teacher and you...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Sister Marie Lucie Monast, SSTV - CT


Dr. Marie Satmary Kiss, age 89, of Fairfield, devoted wife to the late William X. Kiss, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. Marie will be remembered by her children, Alexis Kiss and her companion Edward Kolagic, of Fairfield, Richard Kiss and his companion Gail Southard of Merritt Island, FL; three grandsons, Ryan Southard, Cory (Jeannette) Southard, Kevin Southard: great grandchildren, Riley, Tyler and Emily Southard; two sisters, Susan Thomas Bobbins and Sandra Thomas; several aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.In addition to her beloved husband Bill, she was predeceased by her parents, Alexander and Elizabeth Csizmadia Satmary. Her life passions included her family, friends, students, music, and animals, especially her Labradors and beagles. Born in Bridgeport, Marie was a lifelong resident of Fairfield. A Roger Ludlowe High School graduate, she continued her studies at Saint Joseph College and Louisiana State University, where she received her Bachelors and Masters in Chemistry, and at the University of Sarasota for her doctorate in Education. She was a research chemist for Remington Arms and Schick Safety Razor, as well as, a professor with Norwalk State Technical College before her retirement. She was a designated visiting scholar at Harvard University to study Environmental Chemistry. An accomplished violinist, Marie studied with Rachmael Weinstock of the New York Philharmonic. She served as the concert master for both the SHU and Wilton Orchestras. She also played with the Ridgefield Symphony and traveled to perform concerts in Mexico, Spain, Italy, and Greece with the Connecticut Chamber Orchestra. A member and past president for both the Wednesday Afternoon Music Club and Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Marie also served on their scholarship committees. She was the recipient of the SWE Fellowship Award for her outstanding teaching practices and was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health in England. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4-8 PM in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. Funeral services will take place on Friday 1115 AM in the funeral home and 12 PM in Assumption Church 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Her interment will follow in Lawncroft Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be direction either: American Parkinson Disease Association P.O. Box 718, Old Mystic, CT 06372 or American Lung Association 45 Ash Street, East Hartford, CT 06108.