Irma E. Szabo Horvath, 102, of Hamden, passed away peacefully with her loving daughter at her side on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at the Willows in Woodbridge. Wife of the late Joseph F. Horvath. Irma was born in DeVault, PA on July 10, 1911; daughter of the late Joseph and Erma Ersek Szabo; had worked for Federal Paper Board until her retirement fifty years ago. Irma was an avid UCONN women’s basketball fan, enjoyed traveling and went to places such as California, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Hungary and Florida. In 2003 she was voted Volunteer of the Year at the Atwater Senior Center. She recently attended the Clelian Adult Day Center. Irma most enjoyed cooking and baking and was known to all as the “Cookie Lady”.  She also enjoyed crocheting and making beaded jewelry and Christmas ornaments. Mother of Margaret M. Horvath. Sister of Charles Szabo of Phoenixville, PA and the late Joseph, Alexander, Frank and Ann Szabo. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, and many friends whose lives she touched.

Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Monday morning at 9:30. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Stephen’s Church at 10:00.  Interment will follow in St. Lawrence  Cemetery.  The visiting hours will be Sunday from 4 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.