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Catherine Ella Villano Burzynski, 55, of West Haven, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2013 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was the wife of Keith W. Burzynski.
Catherine was born in New Haven on Aug. 24, 1957, daughter of the late Salvatore and Elizabeth "Betty" Madelung Villano. She was a graduate of Sawyer School becoming a medical assistant. She worked as a medical transcriptionist at Temple Medical for 19 years and later for the Yale Blood Bank until leaving due to illness. Catherine had also worked for Il Monticello Banquet Facility of Wallingford/Meriden and was a parishioner and CCD Teacher at St. John Vianney Church, West Haven. She was head moderator for the Town of West Haven in the surfside section; truly enjoyed her family vacations to Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Lake George, Cape Cod and Wildwood, but most of all Catherine was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, always doing for her family whom she loved unconditionally.
She was the mother of Joseph F. and Jenny E. Weber, Diane C., Keith A., Rachel M., Eric M. and Alexis M. Burzynski; sister of Ellen (Michael) Shepard; grandmother of Rafael Ramirez. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held July 15, 2013 from the North Haven Funeral Home, followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. John Vianney Church. Entombment followed in the St. Lawrence Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to the Smilow Cancer Hospital, P.O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508.
North Haven Funeral Home, Inc.
36 Washington Avenue
North Haven, CT 06473-2309
Published in North Haven Citizen on July 20, 2013