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Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys
As Printed in the Connecticut Reports
volume 209, page(s) 831


The Honorable Mary Fitzgerald Aspell, who was the second woman to be appointed a Superior Court judge in Connecticut, died on September 7, 1988.

Judge Aspell was appointed to the Superior Court by Governor Ella Grasso in 1977 after serving two years on the Court of Common Pleas. She elected to become a senior judge in 1988.

Judge Aspell was a former partner in the Hartford law firm of Cordon, Muir and Fitzgerald and a former law clerk to the state Senate and the Judiciary Committee.

Born in Hartford, Judge Aspell was former secretary and treasurer of the Connecticut Junior Bar Association and former chairwoman of the Family Law Committee for the Connecticut Bar Association.

Judge Aspell, the widow of William P. Aspell, is survived by a son, James F. Aspell; a sister, Helen F. Rago; and many nieces and nephews.