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Renee (Wilgan) Chmelo

July 24, 1928 ~ February 2, 2021 (age 92)


Renee Chmelo, age 92, of Fairfield, formerly of Greenwich, beloved wife of the late Joseph Chmelo, passed away peacefully in her home Tuesday, February 2, 2021.  Born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late John and Pauline Wilgan, she had been a Greenwich resident from 1948 until relocating to Fairfield in 2007.  A graduate of Hunter College, Mrs. Chmelo worked as the Assistant Director of Medical Records at Greenwich Hospital for over 20 years.  She loved cooking and all kinds of sewing and needle work.  Renee was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Byram, and after moving to Fairfield, attended Mass at St. Pius X Church.  She will be sadly missed by her four children, Christine Bucci and her husband Emil of Trumbull, Richard Chmelo of Westchester, OH, Michael Chmelo of Fairfield and Michele Bateson and her husband Edward of Fairfield; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by an older brother, Walter Wilgan and her twin brother, Ronald Wilgan.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, 834 Brookside Dr., Fairfield.  Face masks are required at church and the Mass will be streamed on the St. Pius YouTube channel.  Interment will be private at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Greenwich.  For information or to offer an online condolence please visit


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Mass of Christian Burial
February 6, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Pius X Church (Fairfield)

Please note
Face masks and social distancing required at St. Pius X Church. Mass will also be streamed on the St. Pius X YouTube channel.
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