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Hamden Obituaries: Julia M. Rohal, 94

Her first love was her family and her second love was her garden.

Julia M. (Soltis) Rohal, 94, of Hamden, passed away at her home on Jan. 19, 2014.
Julia M. (Soltis) Rohal, 94, of Hamden, passed away at her home on Jan. 19, 2014.



Julia M. (Soltis) Rohal, 94, of Hamden, passed away at her home on Jan. 19, 2014. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 57 years, Stephen Rohal in 1999.

Julia was born on Jan. 10, 1920 in Czechoslovakia. She emigrated to the United States when she was 3 years old and lived in Bridgeport and Stratford until 1985. At that time, she moved to Hamden and lived there for her remaining 29 years.

Julia was very active in her church and was devoted to her Catholic faith. She was the first person to help those in need and was very industrious, working in many positions and finally retiring from Bridgeport Hospital. Her first love was her family and her second love was her garden. She was out in her garden planting and weeding until she was 92 years old.

She leaves her loving daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Raymond Novak of Hamden; two grandchildren, Patricia Novak of Hamden and Edward Novak and his wife, Danielle, of Acton, MA; two adorable great-grandchildren, William and Wyatt Novak of Acton, MA; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Barbara Soltis; brothers, Paul, Joseph and John Soltis; and a sister, Mary Mitchell.

Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Friday at 10:30 a.m. directly at Holy Name of Jesus Church, Stratford with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford. There will be no prior calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hamden Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 2687, 2372 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06518.

Arrangements entrusted to the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main St., Stratford. Please visit www.pisteyfuneralhome.com to leave condolences online.

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