Stella H. Mierzejewski Brightman, 82, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Evergreen Woods, North Branford with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of 54 years to Harold C. Brightman Jr. Stella was born in New Haven on May 5, 1936 and was the daughter of the late Stanley and Leontina Postemski Mierzejewski. She adored her grandchildren. Mother of Susan (Curt) Goettlich, Vincent J. (Nora) Kupinski and the late Audrey C. Murphy. Grandmother of Christina and Danielle Murphy. Sister of Ed-ward (Donna) Mierzejewski.

The visiting hours will be Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue. Funeral services will take place in the funeral home on Monday morn-ing at 11:00. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a chari-ty of one’s choice.