Edna Birkeland

Edna M. Birkeland (Methe)

Thursday, June 7th, 1923 - Thursday, April 11th, 2019
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Edna M. Birkeland, 95, of Cos Cob passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2019. She was born on June 7, 1923 in New Bedford, MA to the late George and Alma Gendreau Methe.
Edna grew up in Leominster MA., and studied to become a nurse. She worked at Stamford Hospital and then at Greenwich Hospital where she retired after 25 years of service.
She was an avid Bridge player, daily walker around Binney Park and participated in the Senior Olympics in Badminton. Edna was a Friends of Greenwich Library volunteer, and a member of the Kettle quilters of the First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich for over 20 years.
Edna is survived by her loving daughter, Kristiane T. Birkeland of Cos Cob, her son in law, Peter Tarantino, and grandson, Lucas Kare Tarantino.
Besides her parents, Edna was also predeceased by her husband Kare Birkeland
A memorial service for Edna will be celebrated at the First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich on May 6, 2019 at 11:30 AM.
The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to assist the Birkeland family with the arrangements.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.cognetta.com
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    Monday, May 6th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Monday, May 6th, 2019 11:30am
    First Congregational Church of Old Greenwich
    108 Sound Beach Avenue
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