Catherine A. (Holland) Pazdziorko

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GARDINER, Maine – Catherine A. (Holland) Pazdziorko, 86, of Water Street, Gardiner, Maine, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center.

Catherine was born in Ebervale and was the daughter of the late Vincent and Mary (Sabol) Holland. She was a communicant of St. Michael Parish, St. Joseph Church, Gardiner. She was a devout servant of God and had a deep spiritual faith with a special devotion to Mary, the Mother of Jesus. She attended prayer meetings at St. Paul Center, was a Eucharistic minister and volunteered her time at church craft fairs, preparing holiday food baskets and office work at the rectory.

Over the years, she worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone, worked in retail shoe store at Rex Shoe Company and finished her working career in housekeeping department at Gardiner General Hospital. Her most important job of all was being a wife, mother and grandmother.

Catherine was a member of two senior citizen clubs, 4-Leaf Clover Senior Citizens of Gardiner and the Oldies But Goodies Senior Club of Gardiner. She enjoyed food, going out to eat, taking rides in the country, visiting the seashore and watching beautiful sunsets.

She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Emil A. Pazdziorko, in 2010. She was also predeceased by her brother, Joseph Holland Sr.

She is survived by her three sons, Stephen and his wife, Therese, of Otisville, Mich., Mark and his wife, Maria, of Trenton, Maine, and Emil J., of Gardiner, Maine; a daughter, Crystal Proulx, and her husband, Ron, of Bow, N.H.; and brother Vincent Holland and his wife, Claire, of West Wyoming. She also leaves behind four grandchildren: Graham, Caitlin, Matthew and Andrew; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, in St. Joseph Church, Gardiner. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. before Mass at the church. A graveside committal service next to her husband will be held at 1 p.m. on the same day in Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta, ME.

Arrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner, ME. Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 188 Eastern Ave., Augusta, ME 04330, or St. Michael Parish, St. Joseph Church, 24 Washington St., Augusta, ME 04330.

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Published in Times Leader from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2018