Gorski, Francine "Buffy"
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Francine "Buffy" Gorski, 46, of Wausau, was greeted lovingly by family members and friends in Heaven on Sunday, September 15, 2013 after an incredibly courageous six-month battle with cancer. She died under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services surrounded by her family with Curt, Mary, Snoozer and Napper at her side.
Born on November 2, 1966 to Raymond and Georgiana (Zynda) Gorski, Francine graduated from Wausau East High School and held an Associate's degree from Northcentral Technical College. She worked at UMR (formerly Wausau Benefits) for over 14 years, most recently as a Senior Recovery Resolution Representative.
Francine is survived by her parents, Raymond and Georgiana, of Wausau; her best friend, soul mate, and antiquing partner Curt Pozorski, Wausau; and brothers Leroy (Debra) Gorski and Kenneth (Sally) Gorski, and sister Mary (Ernest) Harris, all of Wausau; and brothers Glen (Eurica) Gorski, Hartsville, South Carolina; Rodney (Deborah) Gorski, Weston; Jerome (LuAnn Miller) Gorski, Schofield; and Patrick (Dawn) Gorski, Green Bay. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews and by her beloved canine ankle-biters "Snoozer" and "Napper".
Francine was preceded in death by an infant brother Dennis, sister-in-law Sharon, nephew Jody, her Grandparents, and a number of aunts and uncles.
A funeral service to remember and celebrate the beauty and goodness Francine brought to all of our lives will be held at Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams Street, Wausau at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013. Pastor Allen Manser will be officiating. Visitation with family and friends will be held at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Francine's honor to New Life Pet Adoption Center, 125 Cattail Avenue, Marathon, WI, 54448 (715.443.6699).
Condolences may be offered at www.brainardfuneral.com
Francine will be joyously remembered as a woman, vibrant as her favorite color (purple), who did all she could to make others feel amazing. She had a quick wit, superb baking and cooking talents, great antique-finding and decorating skills, and a deep love for her Dachshunds Snoozer and Napper!
Peace and Rest to you now, Francine. May you regain a healthy body free of pain and suffering and enjoy your new journey. We will miss you here but look forward to seeing you again someday beyond the Gates of Heaven. May your light shine as brightly there as we have all seen it shine here! We love you.
The family would like to thank Dr. Chris Peterson and the team members at Aspirus Regional Cancer Center as well as Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for their excellent care! Special thanks also go to Francine's very good friend, Julie, who kept family and friends far and wide up to date by way of Francine's Caring Bridge site, and to Curt for caring so tenderly for Francine in her last weeks of life on Earth. Lastly, many thanks to all of the wonderful friends and family members who made Francine's last months more bearable with support, kindness, and stories that made her laugh! There are far too many to name - a testament to how adored she is!
Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center
522 Adams Street
Wausau, WI 54403
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald from Sept. 17 to Sept. 19, 2013