NAUGATUCK - Michelle Pia-Lawson 43, of Naugatuck passed away on Thursday January 2, 2020. She was the wife of William M. Lawson Jr.
Michelle was born October 9, 1976 and was the daughter of the late Frank Pia and the late Jody (Hogan) O’Brien. She graduated from Pomperaug High School and Naugatuck Valley Community College. Michelle proudly served in the US Army from 1995 until 1999. She was currently employed as a Baker for Panera Bread.
Michelle enjoyed puzzles, growing plants and fruit picking. Most of all though she enjoyed making memories with her daughters.
Besides her husband, William Lawson, she is survived by her two daughters, Felicia Ojeda and Emily Lawson. Brothers, Wayne Dyer and Richard O’Brien and sister, Rachel O’Brien. She was predeceased by her daughter, Jocelyn Ojeda.
Funeral Mass will be held Friday January 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Mary, Mother of the Church Parish- SS. Peter and Paul Church, 67 Southmayd Road. Friends and family are asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be in the State Veterans Cemetery, Bow Lane, Middletown on Friday at 1:00 p.m. Calling hours are Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home, 115 Willow St., Waterbury.
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