OBITUARY

Patience Zawacki

September 23, 1937January 11, 2021
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Patience 'Penny' Zawacki, of Old Lyme, passed away on January 11, 2021.

She was born on September 23, 1937, in New Britain, the daughter of Archibald and Ida Johnson Waters.

Penny was a Farmington High School majorette and cheerleader. She was a member of the Lady's Auxilliary for the South End's Fire Department in Old Lyme, Connecticut. She loved to get together with her girlfriends weekly and paint ceramics. She was also a first basemen for the Old Lyme Seafood's Women's softball team.

Over the past thirty years, she was frequently seen at every school event, musical recital, school play, athletic event, and celebrations for all of her twelve grandchildren. Her deep love and support for them completed every fiber of her life. She will forever be remembered through all the Waterford Schools screaming 'Go Blue'!

Penny is survived by her husband Frank; children Gary Zawacki and his wife Amanda, Jill Long and her husband Jesse, and Amy Hendry, all of Waterford; siblings Nelson Waters of Farmington, Paula Waters of Torrington, and Penelope Swain of Farmington; grandchildren Nicole, Trevor, Christian, and Lillie Hendry, Alexa, Nolan, Weston, Jackson, and Jenna Long, Julia, Frankie, and Robert Zawacki. Penny was predeceased by her siblings Archibald Waters, Patricia Mazur, Priscilla Grevalsky, Prudence Peltier, and Pamela Waters.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, January 16th from 3-5pm at Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Beckwith Lane, Old Lyme. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, January 17th at 1pm at Duck River Cemetery, Old Lyme.

Services

  • Calling Hours

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, January 17, 2021

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Wiley Swain

January 19, 2021

Auntie Penny who took care of me when I was a pain in the ... to her sister Penolope Waters Swain and my mom when I was little. She was so loving and patient with me. Uncle Frank is the most patient man in the world he even put up with me when I was little. I will miss Auntie Penny's patient days for ever, My love to Uncle Frank Amy, Jiily , Gary and all of the family. Auntie Penny's happy days are greatly missed. Wiley Swain

Susan Emerson

January 18, 2021

I grew up next door to Penny and Frank in South Lyme. They were my "getaway" from all my brothers. She would use the big coke cans to set my hair and often give me a trim. We did have a chance encounter at the Shell station @ the Henny Penny a few months ago. Thankful for that.
May she rest in peace.
Sue Emerson

Michael Feller

January 15, 2021

Aunt Penny,

I am so blessed to have met and spent time with you over the last few years. You will always be with me.

Love you,


Michael

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