Catherine Guzinski, Shenandoah Heights, passed away peacefully Dec. 11 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street, with her family by her side.
Born in Pittsburgh, she was raised in Dunmore and was the third oldest of 10 children born to the late Andrew and Mary Sakulich Barnick. She was the wife of Theodore Guzinski, who passed away in 2008.
Catherine was a 1939 graduate of Dunmore High School.
She was a skilled seamstress, having sewn her own wedding dress of Brussels Lace, which was later worn by daughter, Theresa. She was employed by several dress factories in Shenandoah, including the former Patton Manufacturing.
Catherine married Theodore in 1947 at St. Mary’s Greek Catholic Church in Scranton. Later, she was a lifelong parishioner of St. Casimir Church, Shenandoah, later Divine Mercy Parish.
Catherine was known for her cooking and baking delicacies including halupki and nutrolls. Her home, filled with healthy plants, was a result of her green thumb. She was a regular reader of the newspaper, especially the editorial page and health news. She enjoyed television programs such as the daily EWTN Mass, cooking shows and Judge Judy.
Catherine and Theodore were the parents of four children.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Catherine Mary Guzinski, who passed away in 1996; siblings, John, Andrew, Joseph, George, Mary Mallas, Ann Voytek and Claire Roskowski.
Surviving are children, Theresa Richardson and husband Joseph, New Jersey, Barbara Guzinski, Elysburg, and Thomas Guzinski and wife, Leah, Shenandoah Heights. Thomas and Leah are the parents of Catherine’s three granddaughters, Ashley, Sarah and Christina Guzinski, whose accomplishments gave her great joy and pride; sister, Theresa Dziedzic, Maryland; brother, Frank Barnick and wife, Loretta, Florida; sisters-in-law, Alberta Barnick, Ann Barnick and Diane Guzinski; nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Casimir Church, the sacred worship site of Divine Mercy Parish, 229 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Casimir Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Relatives and friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Divine Mercy Parish Memorial Fund, 108 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah, PA 17976.
Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.