Marlene Rosann Kryzkij of Branford; Matriarch of the Kryzkij Clan passed on peacefully at the Smilow Cancer Center on Sunday July 30th.  She passed as she loved to live, listening to her favorite music, surrounded by her loving family and her life time companion Daryl Patrie. Born Nov 29, 1950 in New Haven to Johnny Mueller and Lillian Fahey. She was retired after many years at Honeywell Life Safety as a quality inspector. Mom loved the beach, rescuing animals, concerts on the green and mostly spending time laughing and telling stories with her family. Devastated by her loss and missing her terribly already are her three awesome sons and their spouses; John and Stacy Kryzkij, Bob and his lady Cheryl Baber-Franco, Michael and his lady Michelle Diaz, eight dynamite grandchildren who were the real joys of her life that she would fight off a pack of rabid wolves for. Johns children, Chandler, Delaney & Jack Kryzkij, Bobs girls, Alexandra and Alana Kryzkij and Mikes boys, Brandon Diaz and Mikey Kryzkij, Jr. She also leaves to mourn her loss her four beautiful sisters and their families; Mary and Harry Reimer and son Eddy, Patty and Juan Matos and daughters Cheryl Pavitt and Stephanie Doyer, Booie and Lillian Fahey. She was predeceased and now is reunited with her brothers John, Bobby & Martin and a special niece Laurie Shingler. Rest in Peace mom.

Funeral services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue on Wednesday evening at 7:00. Family and friends may call from 5:00 until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Haven Inc., 89 Mill Road, North Haven, CT 06473. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.