Helene M. Sega, 93, of Bridgewater, CT, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in Danbury, CT. She was the beloved wife of Anthony “Tony” Sega, who predeceased her in 2013.
She was born in Naugatuck, CT, on May 3, 1923, the youngest child of Gustav and Bertha (Krepec) Fredericks, who had immigrated to the United States from Prussia, Germany. Although she lost her father at age 8, she grew up in a happy home with her mother and four sisters. She dearly loved her four sisters and they enjoyed many adventures together. After graduating from high school, she went to work for a clock manufacturer in Waterbury.
On a trip to New Preston with her girlfriends, Helene met her future husband Tony at the Dance Club at Lake Waramaug. Shortly thereafter, Tony was called to serve in World War II and the couple got to know each other through letters. Finally, in 1945, the couple were married and settled in New Milford.
From 1954 to 1984, Helene and Tony built a very successful business, A. Sega and Sons, Inc. They specialized in excavating and building ponds and worked with many well-known people. Helene served as the office manager.
She was happy, gregarious, and full of fun. Helene was a long-time member of the Palm Rebekah Lodge in New Milford. She also belonged to the Bridgewater Garden Club and served one year as its President. She also enjoyed gardening, interior decorating, hiking, and traveling.
Helene’s greatest love was her family. She was devoted to her son, Dennis, of Bridgewater; her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Bruce Wimperis, also of Bridgewater; and her two grandsons, Anthony Wimperis and Tedd Wimperis.
A funeral service will be held at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT, on Monday, September 12 at 11:00 am. Internment will follow in Center Cemetery in New Milford. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the New Milford VNA and Hospice, or to the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department.