The Life of Pauline Burin Kuzmich

Pauline Kuzmich, 88, of Shelton, entered into rest on Friday October 30, 2009 at Bridgeport Hospital with her daughter by her side. She was the devoted wife of 61 years of the late John Kuzmich, Jr. Pauline was born in Boston, MA on May 19, 1921 daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Burin. She settled in Shelton after her marriage and lived there for the remainder of her life. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years and as a sales clerk at the former Read's and Jordan Marsh in Derby. She was also a former choir director at the Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church in New Haven. Pauline greatly enjoyed arts and crafts projects, especially needlepoint, crochet, and ceramic works that she donated to organizations in need. She will best be remembered by those who knew her as a lifelong and selfless caregiver, who faced the many challenges life presented her with grace, dignity and love. She is the beloved mother of Sandra Kuzmich and her companion Georgoire Sideleau. Pauline embraced her life in Shelton after her marriage with a lifelong bond with her husband's cousin Florence Malec and her husband Walt. Pauline's survivors also include Walt and Florence's daughters, Margaret Boos of Shelton and Jane Barth of Ansonia. She is also survived by two sisters, Vera Dalton and Mary Kazenek and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Helen and Katherine Burin. Her funeral service will be private and burial will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia. The Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home, Derby is entrusted with the arrangements.

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