Alma P. Barvenik


Alma Pjura Barvenik, 92, of Stratford, Connecticut, the widow of Frank X. Barvenik, died on Sunday January 2, 2011 in Bridgeport Hospital. Mrs. Barvenik, a homemaker was born in Bridgeport, Conn., to the late Joseph and Anna (Kovac) Pjura.

A life-long Bridgeport-area resident, she spent her summers in Oak Bluffs for over 40 years. She was a member of St. James Parish and their seniors, and was a Foster Mother to 85 children. Survivors include her beloved children Frank Barvenik and his wife, Trina, of Weston, and Lois Burritt and her husband, Arthur, of Stratford; five cherished grandchildren — Arthur Burritt and his wife, Peg; Susan Santillo and her husband, Mark; Melissa Pinto and her husband, Chris; Amelie Loyot and her husband, Rob; and Daniel Barvenik and his wife, Deidre; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great granddaughters. She also leaves two sisters, Dorothy Fico and her husband, Louis, of Newtown and Evelyn Benjamin of Florida, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday January 7, at 10:30 am in St. James Church, Main Street, Stratford. Interment will be in Union Cemetery in Stratford.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 pm in the Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford. Those desiring may make donations in Alma’s memory to Sterling House Food Bank, 2283 Main St. Stratford, CT 06615 or to a charity of choice. For more information or to make an online condolence please visit