Eleanor L. Zurkus of Branford died peacefully Tuesday August 1, 2017 at Apple Rehab in Guilford. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Zurkus. Mrs. Zurkus was born July 9, 1919 in New Haven, daughter of the late John and Josephine Levenduski Kosobiecki. She had worked at A. C. Gilbert’s for many years prior to retiring. Later she served as a lunch aide in the Branford School System.
She is survived by her daughter Carol Kaminsky of Branford and her daughter -in-law Judy Zurkus of Guilford. Known as Babci to her grandchildren she leaves Karen (Jim) Hannon, Kristen (Gary) Czaplicki, Jennifer (Chris) Haverly, Joseph (Kacy) Zurkus and Jeanine (Nicholas) Bisesti; eight great-grandchildren; and her sister Ceil Hipski of Branford. She was predeceased by her son Joseph “Buddy” Zurkus and her great granddaughter Kayden, and her sisters Jennie Chernovetz, Catherine Dana, Lucy Pawlowicz, Martha Gregorowicz, Mary Lincoln, and Dorothy Porto.
Her family would like to thank Orchard House for the care they gave her when she attended for a few years. Very special thanks go to the loving care she received from the staff at Apple Rehab for the last two years.
Her funeral procession will leave the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main Street, Branford, Saturday morning at 10:00 for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church at 10:30. Burial will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday morning prior to the funeral from 9:00-10:00.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2911 Dixwell Ave. Suite 203, Hamden, CT 06518, or to Apple Rehab Recreation Fund, c/o Apple Rehab, 10 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT 06437.
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