NORTH HAVEN - Irene Mary Kaczanowicz Pawlowski, 85, of North Haven, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014, at the MidState Medical Center, Meriden.
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She was born in Northampton, Mass., on Oct. 24, 1928, daughter of the late John and Mary Gieraz Kaczanowicz. After graduation high school she received her teacher's certification from American International College in Springfield, Mass., and was a star player for their basketball team. She retired from the North Haven School System after 36 years as a school teacher primarily as a third grade teacher at Green Acres & Center St. Elementary Schools. A devote catholic she also taught catechism at St. Francis Cabrini Church and was a member of their Garden Club. She loved the ocean shore, especially Cape Cod, and volunteered at the Gaylord Hospital and local Soups Kitchens. Irene had many artistic talents, and was most noted for her egg decorating and knitting.
Survive by nephews, John Kaczanowicz and his wife, Amy, Paul Kaczanowicz and his wife, Cindy, both of New York, Mark Kaczanowicz and his wife, Lucy, of Pennsylvania, and the late Dana Kaczanowicz; sister of the late John Kaczanowicz. Also survived by several nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to family and friends, Jay and Jill Pawlowski, Linda Remillard and Anna Ferretti and everyone who helped and supported Irene.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., Friday, June 6, at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Frances Cabrini Church at 10 a.m. Interment will take place in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Oneida, N.Y. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gaylord Hospital, 50 Gaylord Farm Road, Wallingford, CT 06492.
North Haven Funeral Home, Inc.
36 Washington Avenue
North Haven, CT 06473-2309
Published in North Haven Citizen on June 6, 2014