Idalia A. Burch, age 77, of Wilton, CT, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Norwalk Hospital, with her daughter by her side. She was born on January 31, 1941, in Panama, Republic of Panama to the late Miguel and Gertrudis Murgas.
She was a wife, a loving mother of 2, a devoted grandmother of 7, and a dear friend to many. She will be missed for her kindness to all, her sweet demeanor, her fantastic traditional cooking and a subtle wit that never faded.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a son, Baby Burch, two sisters, Eustacia and Maria Murgas, and two brothers, Jorge and Demosthenes Murgas. She is also preceded in death by her former spouse, John Burch Sr.
Survivors include her son, John R. Burch Jr. PhD (Samantha) of Martin TN and her daughter, Stacey O’Malley (Sean) of New Canaan, CT, seven grandchildren, Morgan Melvin (Daniel), Alex, Christopher and Kayleigh Burch, and Lauren, Danielle and Michael O’Malley, two great grandsons, Samson and Callum Melvin. She is also survived by her sisters, Esperanza Hathway, Juana Rubeo, Martina VanDuyne and Fernanda Morales and one brother Virgilio Murgas.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Saint Aloysius Church, New Canaan, CT.