Irene M. Raszowski
1922 – 2009
Putnam– Irene M. Raszowski, 87, died Sunday, December 27, 2009, in Matulaitis Nursing Home. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph Raszowski. They were married on January 31, 1942. Born in Manchaug, MA, she was the daughter of the late William and Eva (Lambert) Gauthier.
Irene stayed at home to raise her children until they were older and then she returned to work at Belding Hemingway, and then later worked for Putnam manufacturing in North Grosvenordale until she retired. In 1987, after her husband passed away, she moved to the Ella Grasso apartments in Putnam, CT for 17 years until her health became an issue and she took residence in Matulaitis Nursing Home in 2004.
Mrs. Raszowski is survived by two daughters, Bette Wojick and her husband Michael of Gaston, SC, and Judi Lachance and her husband John of Thompson; her grandchildren, Audra Collins and her husband Scott, Maryjane Winkler and her husband Paul, Rebecca White and her husband Mark, Andrew Wojcik and his wife April, Jay Lachance and his wife Erica, and Robert Marion, II.; 10 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Jacqueline Marion; her brothers, William Gauthier, Jr., and Eugene Gauthier; and her sister, Mildred Credit.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Irene’s family from 9:00 am to 10:30 am, Wednesday, December 30, 2009 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.