Anna Gdula

December 27, 1930May 3, 2021

Uncasville-Anna May (Ostrowski) Gdula, age 90, passed away at her residence on May 3, 2021. She was born in Norwich on December 27, 1930 to the late Anthony and Anna Ostrowski. She was married to Emil J. Gdula. He predeceased her in 1971.

Anna retired from Connecticut College and moved to Florida, where she resided for over 40 years. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, cooking and square dancing. She was known for making beautiful quilts. She loved spending time with her family.

She was the youngest of six children; Joseph, Edward and Anthony Ostrowski, Wanda Mondor and Genevieve Podziewski. They all predeceased her.

Anna is survived by two children Michael Gdula and his wife Denise of Uncasville, and Emily Gdula and her husband Arthur Chappell of Maine. She also leaves behind grandchildren Jennifer Gdula Boulch and her husband Keith, Jami Gdula and her husband Justin Olshan and Michael Gdula Jr. and his fiancé Kristy Bragdon as well as great grandchildren Logan, Quinten, Karas, Alex and Neve.

Family and friends may visit Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, 53 Norwich New London Tpke., Uncasville on Friday from 6-8 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bowell Ave., Norwich. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to SECT Hospice, 227 Dunham Street, Norwich, CT 06360. Please visit to leave an online condolence for the Gdula family.


  • SECT Hospice


  • Calling Hours / Visitation

    Friday, May 7, 2021

  • Graveside Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 8, 2021


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Bill Perkins

May 9, 2021

I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Your Mom was a special person to me and her memory will last in my heart to the day I pass on and see her again in heaven. We had many special moments together and enjoyed many of the same things, May
she rest in piece. Sorry I missed the service, just seeing the notice today mothers day. lots of love your way Bill

Audrey marr

May 5, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. We always called her grandma, she was a beautiful person who loved her family and friends. May you rip and watch over all of us.

Brian Rogers

May 5, 2021

Anna was a loyal and valued member of the housekeeping staff at Conn College's Charles E. Shain Library, where I was director. Everyone liked her and it was our loss when she left for a well-deserved retirement. She shared our pride in the then-new library building (opened in 1976) and always wanted to keep it looking good. RIP, Anna.