AMHERST - Clotilda (Brewington) Gawienowski, 85, died Feb. 9, 2013, at the Center for Extended Care at Amherst.
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Born April 9, 1927, in St. Louis, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Forrest and Clotilda (Brown) Brewington.
Clo graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1950 and was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was employed at the University of Missouri Library and also taught school in Montgomery City, Mo.
She came to Amherst in 1963 and helped maintain the library at the Newman Catholic Center for 30 years. Clo was a substitute teacher at local schools and worked elections at North Amherst polling places for most of 40 years.
Clo is survived by her husband Anthony Michael Gawienowski, three sons, Reverend John J. Gawienowski, Anthony Gawienowski and Peter Brewington Gawienowski and his wife Reverend Michelle and two daughters, Margaret Clotilda Briskin and her husband Donald and Mary Frances Gawienowski. She has one grandchild Clotilda Zoya Briskin.
Clo was a private, peaceful soul who enjoyed her Red Sox, playing piano, Wendy's bacon cheeseburgers and the voice of John Denver.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. at the Newman Catholic Center, Amherst, with burial following in North Amherst Cemetery. A brunch reception will be held afterwards at the Newman Catholic Center. Calling hours will be Friday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Douglass Funeral Service, Amherst.
Memorial donations may be made to the Newman Catholic Center or a
Obituary and memorial register at www.douglassfuneral.com.
Clo's family extends its appreciation to the staff at Calvin Coolidge Nursing & Rehab Center and the Center for Extended Care at Amherst.
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Douglass Funeral Home
87 North Pleasant Street Amherst, MA 01002
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Feb. 13, 2013