NORTH HAVEN - Catherine Piombino Kowalewski, 89, of North Haven peacefully and courageously passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford, Connecticut after a short illness.
She was born in East Haven, on March 21, 1925. She was the daughter of the late John and Rose (DeSantos) Piombino. She was the beloved wife of Alfred Kowalewski for 63 thoroughly wonderful years.
She is also survived by her loving family, her daughter, Deborah Morettini and husband, Edward; granddaughters, Michelle LaPointe and her husband, John, Lisa Spooner and her husband, Will; and her most precious great-grandchildren, Paige, Cooper, and Jace LaPointe, and Lilly Spooner who affectionately knew her as "Ma". She is also survived by her brother, Frank Piombino; and two sisters, Dorothy DeCavage and Joan Mastrantonio. She is predeceased by her sisters, Mary Cognata, Lillian Mantovani, and Helen Field. She leaves behind her nieces and nephews whose company she cherished and always looked forward to the Piombino Family picnic each September. She will be remembered for her strong faith and as a parishioner of St. Therese's Church in North Haven, for being an avid reader, and for her love of telling stories to her family about her youth. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
Funeral services were conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., Saturday, March 29. Interment was followed in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105. www.northhavenfuneral.com.