Hazel Sloan Errico of Norwalk, the mother of a former Darien resident, died Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Notre Dame Convalescent Home in Norwalk, just after celebrating her 90th birthday.

She was born on Jan. 11, 1922, to Guy and Reba Hotchkiss Sloan in Naugatuck. She married Anthony C. Errico in 1946 and was a devoted and cherished wife until his death in 1979, her family said.

Mrs. Errico was an active member of AARP Chapter 2011 and served as secretary to the organization for many years. She was also a member of St. Matthew's Parish and the New Horizons in Norwalk

"She loved to bake, knit and lunch with the ladies," her family said. "Her smile and loving ways will be greatly missed by all who knew her."

Mrs. Errico is survived by her daughter, former Darienite Sharon Shmanda of Norwalk and her husband John; brother in law, Michael Errico and his wife, Teddy of Sparta, N.J., and Joseph Errico of Norwalk; nephews, Robert Duplessis of New Fairfield, Mark Errico of Norwalk and nieces Kathleen Granata of New Milford and Laura Coppola of Sparta, N.J.

A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be sent to Notre Dame Convalescent Home, 79 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, or the Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County, PO BOX 489, Wilton, CT 06897.