Hilda M. Bria

August 22, 1928February 22, 2019

Hilda Marie Bria (Ruggieri), age 90 of Seymour, CT, formerly of Shelton and Greenwich, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2019 at home.

She was a graduate of Stamford High School, homemaker, and wife of 62 years to William L. Bria, Sr., who predeceased her April 2013. Hilda was an avid music and opera lover and a member of the Glenville Seniors.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all. Mother to William L. Bria, Jr. and wife Susan of Seymour, Sandra Mowry and husband Richard of Monroe, and Joanne Lockwood and husband Roger of Monroe. She was a loving grandmother to Laura (husband Tony), Meghan, Melissa, Stacy, William III, Michael and the great-grandmother of Ryan, great-great-grandmother to Ashleigh and Jacob. Hilda was predeceased by her brother, John Ruggieri of FL. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Hilda will be missed dearly by all.

Friends and family may pay their respects on Thursday, February 28th from 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. at Spadaccino & Leo P. Gallagher Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Lawrence Church, 505 Shelton Ave., Huntington, CT. Burial to immediately follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 1056 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull, CT. To leave online condolences, please visit


  • Calling Hours Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, February 28, 2019

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