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Genevieve 'Jean' Kral, 97, Of Westport

WESTPORT, Conn. – Genevieve "Jean" S. Kral of Westport died Tuesday, Aug. 14, at her home, with family by her side. She was 97.

Kral was born Sept. 21, 1914, in Westport to Bernard and Sophie Stahursky. A lifelong Westport resident, she was married to Anthony V. Kral. A parishioner of St. Luke Church,  she loved gardening, reading and cooking. Most of all, Kral loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Robert (Crescent) Kral, of Fairfield, and Thomas Kral, of Westport; a daughter, Barbara Bazyk of Fairfield; two brothers, Bernard and John Stahursky, both of Westport; three sisters, Helen Rutski, of Westport, Wanda Oronowski, of Norwalk, and Bertha Matis, of Westport; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four siblings, Frank, Joseph, Steve and Sophie Stahursky.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Luke Church in Westport. Burial will follow in Assumption Cemetery in Greens Farms. Friends may greet the family from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home in Fairfield Center.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke Church, 84 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT  06880.

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