Laura H. BediJuly 06,2013Laura H. Bedi
Springfield— Laura H. Bedi, 99, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Sept. 13, 1913, in Utica, N.Y., the daughter of Costanti and Caroline (Naruc) Hayna.
She attended Weathersfield schools.
On June 26, 1937, she married Victor Bedi in Springfield. Mr. Bedi died in 1979.
Mrs. Bedi was employed at a shoe factory in Newport, N.H., woolen mills in Ludlow, Whitney Blake in Bellows Falls, Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Conn., General Electric in Burlington, as manager of the fabric department at Britt’s in Springfield and as cook at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield for many years.
At St. Mary’s Church, she was also past president of the Altar Society, as well as a member of the choir and Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She also served as a Girl Scout leader.
Survivors include a daughter, Victoria Bedi of North Springfield; three sisters, Frances Sloan, Victoria Lockwood, both of Springfield, and Pauline Kelly of Perkinsville; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by three siblings, Josephine Stryhas, Nellie Grochowick and Steve Hayna.
There are no calling hours.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield, with the Rev. Peter Williams, pastor, officiating and followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.
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