Elizabeth Chudnovsky Leary

September 28, 1948January 12, 2021

Elizabeth Chudnovsky Leary, of Norwalk, CT died on January 12, 2021. Elizabeth, daughter of Max and Lillian Chudnovsky, graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and pursued a career in fashion as a buyer at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City. She retired when her daughter Rebecca was born and later volunteered with the United Way and taught Hebrew School at Temple Beth El in Norwalk. Elizabeth was an avid knitter, making dozens of sweaters for loved ones and thousands of hats for cancer patients.

She is predeceased by her husband Edward J Leary Jr, and their infant son Jonathan Leary. She is survived by her daughter Rebecca Leary, son-in-law Evan Remington, grandchildren Lucille and Alice Remington, sister Sara Chudnovsky Weintraub, brother-in-law Ross Weintraub, niece Alissa Weintraub, nephew Justin Weintraub, and grand-niece Lillian Weintraub.

Her indomitable spirit, humor, and friendship will be missed by all.

There will be a private funeral. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Family & Children’s Agency of Norwalk.


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Linda Cervi

January 24, 2021

Liz was a wonderful person. Her daughter and my daughter attended nursery school together and would sometimes have playdates in the afternoon. Even though our daughters later on attended different schools in Norwalk I would often run into Liz at Stew's and we would always catch up on what the girls were doing even into their adulthood. I knew that Liz had many health issues but she was always so upbeat and caring about others. I used to work at city hall and I would pass by the tree and plaque near the front entrance in memory of her husband and I would always think of her. I am sure many others join me in mourning her loss.

Patsy Brescia

January 17, 2021

Liz was a neighbor and friend that through all of her struggles to stay well and to fight for the next day she always did so with a smile on her face and with the determination to have tomorrow. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. She loved Chilmark Chocolates and often when we came back to Norwalk from the Vineyard we would bring her a box of treats. That got us a double smile. Patsy Brescia

bob cabino

January 14, 2021

My more sincere condolence to the family of Elizabeth. She and I attended school together from at least third grade thru high school....Again, so very sorry for your loss

Dori Wilson

January 13, 2021

Rebecca & family
My heart is with you as you remember your mother. She & your father were an inspiration to me and my family; always bringing people together to enjoy each other. I remember softball games, picnics at the beach and holiday parties with a platter of Liz's delicious cookies.
Please know that her legacy will live on with all the people in Norwalk that she touched.
Love from all of us at the City of Norwalk Planning & Zoning office.