Obituary of Ethel Annette Kern
Ethel Annette (Volpp) Kern, 84, of New Fairfield, CT, beautiful, daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend left this world for a better place on September 7, 2021.
Ethel was a wonderful, faithful woman who adored her family and loved caring for all her children, grandchildren and great grandchild. Ethel was born in New York to the late Eugene Volpp and Anna (Meister) Volpp on May 2, 1937. She and her late sister Charlotte worked in her parent’s bakery. Ethel held several jobs throughout her life. However, she found much joy in her volunteer work. She was a volunteer for New Fairfield’s local schools and the Commission on Aging as well as a religious education teacher for St. Edwards the Confessor Church.
She is survived by her husband, Ron, her four children Suzanna Kern, Kathryn Schaeffer and her husband Robert Schaeffer, Ronald Kern and his wife Katrin Kern and Heidi Seaman and her husband Mike Seaman as well as her 13 grandchildren, Emily Stanley, Rebecca Massey, Robert, Stephanie and Daniel Schaeffer, Michael, Timothy, Analiese and Melanie Seaman and great grandchild, Mikah. Ethel loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchild with all her heart. She will be sorely missed. We will hold her bright smile in our hearts forever.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday September 11, 2021 at 10 a.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Church in New Fairfield. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in New Fairfield. Mrs. Kern’s family will receive relatives and friends at the Brookfield Funeral Home 786 Federal Road Brookfield on Friday September 10, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Ethel’s honor to St. Judes Children Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN38105 or RVNA Hospice 27 Governor Street Ridgefield, CT 06877.
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