NORTHAMPTON - Mildred Dubé, 93, of Northampton, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Linda Manor in Leeds.
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Born Feb. 8, 1920, in West Holyoke, she was the daughter of Stanley and Anna (Demski) Kuzeja.
She was a communicant of the Annunciation Church in Florence.
She was educated in Holyoke schools and was a graduate of the Northampton Commercial College. She married Pierre (Ted) Dubé in Northampton in 1953, and together they built a lovely home on Fox Farms road, Florence, where they raised their family.
She was employed for many years by the Northampton Gas Light Company, and later by the Massachusetts Electric Company, retiring in 1985.
She was active with the Western Massachusetts Girl Scout Council, a member of the Cooley Dickinson Auxiliary, a volunteer at the Hospice Shop, and a longtime member of the Annunciation Church Senior Choir. She was also an avid gardener, enjoyed playing bridge and spent many hours doing crewel embroidery, theorem painting and rug hooking.
During their retirement years, she and Ted traveled throughout the United States and abroad, but they also enjoyed many local day trips and their walks at Look Park. After his death, she moved to Rockridge Retirement Community, where she found many new friendships among the other residents and the staff.
She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Pierre Dubé and two brothers, John Kuzeja of Easthampton and Charles Kuzeja of Seattle, Wash.
She is survived by her sisters Bertha Fournier, Ann Block, and Chris Coe of West Holyoke, Stella Kowalczik of Manchester, N.H., and a brother Edward Kuzeja of Holyoke. She leaves two daughters, Margaret Dubé of Memphis, Tenn., and Jeanne Daniele of Sunderland, five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Monday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m. from the Ahearn Funeral Home, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Annunciation Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at a later date.
Calling hours are Sunday, Aug. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Donations in Mildred's memory may be made to the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and to Hospice of Hampshire County.
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Ahearn Funeral Home
783 Bridge Road Northampton, MA 01060
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Aug. 23, 2013