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Elva May (Rubright) Turchan

August 2, 1930 ~ July 30, 2017 (age 86)
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Elva May (Rubright) Turchan, of The Villages, FL and formerly of Salem and Trumbull, CT,  widow of the late Edward John Turchan, passed away Sunday   (July 30, 2017) just shy of her 87th birthday.  Born Aug. 2, 1930 in Trafford, PA, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Angie (Beacom) Rubright.  On August 19, 1952, she and Ed were married in Trafford and both dedicated their lives to education.  A voracious reader both "on and off the clock", Elva worked as a Reading Consultant for the City of Bridgeport for many years before her retirement. Mrs. Turchan found her greatest joy being with  her beloved family and helping others. Elva and Ed shared 57 wonderful years of marriage before he predeceased her on July 21, 2010.  She leaves their two children (and their spouses), Victor and Josephine Turchan of Havasu City, AZ and Cynthia and Brian Thomas of Salem CT; five grandchildren, Heather, Dylan and Cole Thomas, Brian Meath and his wife, Dara, Jessica Cardinale and her husband, Joe; six great grandchildren; her dear sister Jean Pultan of The Villages; and numerous extended family members and friends.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Glenn Rubright.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 PM Friday (Aug. 4th) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester.  The Funeral Service will be observed 2 PM Saturday (Aug. 5th) directly at the Congregational Church of Salem, 244 Hartford Road (Rte. 85), Salem.  Burial will follow in the Salem Green Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County, 1542 Barnum Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06610 (

Charitable donations may be made to:

Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County
1542 Barnum Avenue, Bridgeport CT 06610

 Service Information

August 4, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

Funeral Service
August 5, 2017

2:00 PM
Congregational Church of Salem
244 Hartford Rd.
Salem, CT 06336

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