GREENWICH, Conn. -- Emily Catherine Fedorko, 16, died in a tragic boating accident in Greenwich on Wednesday, Aug. 6.
She was the daughter of Joseph Michael Fedorko Jr. and Pamela Gagne Fedorko.
Emily would have begun her junior year this fall at Greenwich High School. She was a high honors student and a gymnast and lacrosse player at the high school. She had a sweet voice and appeared in theater productions at Greenwich High.
In earlier times, she was a cheerleader for the North Mianus Bulldogs.
Emily, who was an excellent swimmer, had a Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation and this summer took a safe boating and personal watercraft course. She had also recently obtained her driver's permit.
Emily received all of her sacraments at the St. Clement Parish and did much community service there.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Joseph Patrick; a sister, Kelsey Rose; paternal grandmother Rosemarie Fedorko of Trumbull; maternal grandparents Catherine and Paul Gatesman of Ludlow, Mass.; as well as uncles, aunts and cousins as well as other relatives, friends and canine friend, Bailey.
She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Joseph Fedorko Sr.; her maternal grandfather, Arthur Gagne; and her maternal step-grandfather Mark Coffey.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. at St. Clement Church, 535 Fairfield Ave., Stamford. Interment will follow to Putnam Cemetery, in Greenwich.
Donations can be made in her memory to the: Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation, PO Box 72, Cos Cob, CT 06807.
Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Ave., Stamford, is handling arrangements. Visit the online guestbook at www.bosakfuneralhome.com or visit the funeral home Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bosakfuneralhome.com to share memories of Emily with her family.