Pauline F. Stachowiak

May 11, 1936August 1, 2018
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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 for the Stachowiak family.


  • Sophie Mrugala, Mother
  • Frank Zukowski, Father
  • Francis X. Stachowiak, Husband
  • Cynthia Stachowiak, Daughter
  • Dianna (John) Tusch, Daughter
  • David (Ashley Murphy) Tusch, Grandson
  • Stephanie Tusch, Grandchild
  • Great Grandchildren, Four
  • June Stachowiak, Sister
  • Walter (Wende) Zukowski, Brother
  • Sharon (James) Urbaniak, Niece & Goddaughter
  • Leonard (Kelly) Stachowiak, Nephew
  • Scott (Molly) Stachowiak, Nephew
  • Daniel (Lin) Zukowski, Nephew
  • Dennis Zukowski, Nephew
  • Leonard Stachowiak, Brother-in-law
  • Thomas Stachowiak, Nephew

  • Penn Yan Manor


  • Visitation Monday, August 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 6, 2018

Pauline F. Stachowiak

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Carolyn Latosinski

August 24, 2018

To Cindy & Dianne, Frank and I are very sad upon hearing of the passing of your Mom, Pauline. She was a collector of angels which is exactly what I have been collecting through the years. I miss seeing everyone and remember the good old days when everyone had a good time together.
Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy, Frank and Carolyn (Mrugala) Latosinski

Diane and Doug Tusch

August 6, 2018

Our love, thoughts and prayers for you, Dianna and Cindy, as you walk through this difficult time. We are praying for God's grace to give you the strength that you need to both grieve for Mom and celebrate her life.
Doug and Diane Tusch

Jeanette Mosich

August 5, 2018

Cindy and family- we are so sorry for the loss of your mother. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sincerely ,
Jen and Bob Mosich

Shelly (Schuyler) Simmons

August 3, 2018

To Dianna and family,

Although I did not know your mama, my heart goes out to you all, at this tender time.

I have also experienced saying "see you later", so to speak, to both our parents and some grandparents.

It is not easy. It never is.

Yet, we DO have hope, as faith in our Lord carries us and grants us strength even though we are mourning.

Take your time especially now.


You all are thought of with loving concern.
Thank you for sharing some special family pictures here.

God bless.
Shelly Simmons