EASTHAMPTON - Pauline C. (Laprade) Jurkowski passed away Feb. 2, 2013, at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.
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She was born May 29, 1925, in Easthampton, to Peter Ovide and Aurore (Michaud) Laprade.
She was educated in Easthampton schools and was a graduate of the class of 1942.
She retired from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1997.
She is survived by her daughter Joni A. Jurkowski, her brother Robert M. Laprade of Easthampton and her niece Catherine (Kitty) Maxey and her husband Dee of Dallas, Texas. She also leaves behind her two feline companions, Midnight and Mittens, who brought her many hours of companionship.
She was predeceased by a sister Georgette L. O'Connor in 2000, her brother-in-law Jerry O'Connor in 2001 and a niece Maggi O'Connor in 2007.
The family would like to thank Dr. Andrew F. Hall and the Easthampton Fire Department Ambulance personnel for their care, assistance and kindness.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to the Easthampton Ambulance Fund, attn: Fire Chief, 32 Payson Ave., Easthampton, MA 01027, or a
A private burial will be held at a later date.
Mitchell Funeral Home in Easthampton is in charge of arrangements. www.mitchellcofuneralhome.com
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Feb. 5, 2013