Pauline F. Stachowiak, age 82 went to her heavenly home on Wednesday August 1, 2018 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. Pauline was born May 11, 1936 in Buffalo, New York to the late Sophie Mrugala and Frank Zukowski. She was married to her late husband, Francis for 51 years.
Pauline was a devoted mother, sister, aunt and grandmother, who was loved by everyone. She enjoyed making new friends with other residents at Clinton Crest Manor and Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home where she resided for the past eight years. She loved collecting Angels and had a collection of over 100. She enjoyed reading and visiting with friends and family. Pauline was active in St. Michael’s Church in Penn Yan where she was a member of the Catholic Daughters. Her family wishes to extend an appreciation to the Penn Yan Manor staff for the tender loving care Pauline always received. Along with a special thank you to Jean D’Abbracci and Pam Engel for their support on her journey home.
Pauline is survived by her devoted daughters Cynthia Stachowiak and Dianna (John) Tusch; grandson David (Ashley Murphy) Tusch; granddaughter Stephanie Tusch; four great grandchildren and a fifth is due in October; sister June Stachowiak and brother Walter (Wende) Zukowski; niece & goddaughter Sharon (James) Urbaniak; nephews Leonard (Kelly) Stachowiak, Scott (Molly) Stachowiak, Daniel (Lin) Zukowski and Dennis Zukowski; and a sister in law Eve Zukowski; several cousins and dear friends Michael Monahan and Nancy Richardson. In addition to her parents, Pauline was predeceased by her husband Francis X. Stachowiak; brother-in-law Leonard Stachowiak; and nephew Thomas Stachowiak.
Friends and family may call on Monday, August 6, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Townsend Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 East Elm Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527. Her funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM at the funeral home with Deacon Claude Curtin and Rev. Jeff Childs officiating. A burial will occur at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Penn Yan, NY at the convenience of her family.
Contributions in Pauline’s memory may be made to Penn Yan Manor, 655 Liberty St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com for the Stachowiak family.