WATERTOWN — Rose A. (Kurczynski) St. George of Watertown passed peacefully Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Apple Rehabilitation Center of Plainville after an extended illness. She was the widow of Joseph G. St. George, Sr.
Rose was bon December 8, 1930, in Bridgeport, the daughter of the late Wladyctawa Kurczynski. She was raised and educated in Webster, Mass., and raised her family in the Greater Waterbury-Watertown area.
She was a devoted, wife, mother, grandmother and sister and always put her family ahead of herself. She was a devout Catholic and longtime member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Watertown.
She will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know and love her.
Left to honor her memory and cherish her love and legacy are her daughters, Mary Alice McKinnon of Oakville, Theresa Hoadley of Thomaston and JoAnn Laudisi and her husband, Ferdinand, of Prospect; her sister, Louise Wolz; 11 grandchildren, Christine (Michael) Gadnach, Dr. William (Stephanie) McKinnon, Diane (Michael) Talerico, Stephanie (Michael) Laudisi, Richard, Crystal and Tabitha Hoadley, Brittany, Jacclyn, Brandlee and Edward St. George; many great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Sadly, she was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; her six brothers; her sons, Joseph, Jr., and John St. George; her son-in-law, William J. McKinnon, Sr., and her grandson, Edward J. Totz, Jr.
Funeral services for Mrs. St. George will take place Tuesday, June 23, when a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church, 574 Main St., Watertown, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Watertown. Those planning to attend are expected to be fully compliant with all current restrictions of the State of Connecticut Phase II and the Archdiocese of Hartford for all services. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are by the O’Neill Funeral Home, 742 Main St., Oakville.
To honor Rose’s memory and at her direct request, donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 www.stjude.org would be greatly appreciated.
Memories endure only if shared. All are encouraged to leave a condolence, words of comfort or a personal memory with the St. George family on Rose’s tribute page at www.oneillfuneralhome.com.