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Josephine F. (Kardasz) Mychaskiw

July 28, 1933 ~ February 2, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Josephine F. Mychaskiw Obituary

Naugatuck-Josephine F. (Kardasz) Mychaskiw, widow of Edward W. Mychaskiw, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2024 at St. Mary’s Hospital. 

She was born on July 28, 1933 in Montreal, Canada to Joseph and Mary Kardasz.  She married her childhood sweetheart, Edward, in Montreal and moved to Naugatuck in 1955 where she raised her family. She became an American citizen and they were married for 63 years.

She spoke 6 languages and was a polish translator. She enjoyed summer vacations in Montreal. She also volunteered with local groups providing handmade quilts and blankets to cancer centers, hospitals and the Connecticut Junior Republic. She was known for her baking, winning many awards and she was especially known for her pumpkin cheese pie, wedding cakes, grandma’s chocolate chip cookies and pierogies. Also known for her unlimited French toast breakfast for family and friends! She was an avid reader and she won many awards in knitting, smocking and other needlework crafts. She loved her visits with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and celebrated her 90th birthday with the entire family and friends this past summer. 

Josephine leaves to cherish her memory, son Ed (Kathy) of Simpsonville, SC, daughter Donna of Middlebury, CT, grandson Jeffrey Mychaskiw (Erica) of Humble, TX, granddaughter Julie Mychaskiw Newman (Casey) of Greenville, SC, great grandchildren Isla & Evett Mychaskiw of Humble, TX , and Charlotte Newman of Greenville, SC. Josephine also leaves a brother John Kardasz of Montreal. She is predeceased by her grandson John Mychaskiw.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday February 8, 2024 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Oratory, 50 Charles Street, Waterbury.  Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Platt Road, Watertown.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Oratory, Waterbury, CT or Divine Mercy Shrine, P.O. Box 716, Stockbridge, MA 01262. To send an on-line condolence, please visit  The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Mass of Christian Burial
February 8, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Patrick Oratory
50 Charles Street
Waterbury, CT 06708

Burial to follow

Mount Olivet Cemetery
Platt Road
Watertown, CT 06795


St. Patrick's Oratory
50 Charles Street, Waterbury CT 06708

Divine Mercy Shrine
P.O. Box 716, Stockbridge MA 01262


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