obit: Dorothy Kapusniak
- Dorothy Kapusniak, 80, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011 in Bryan, Texas. Services are scheduled for Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm at Hillier Funeral Home with Msgr. John McCaffrey officiating, with interment to follow at Bryan City Cemetery.
Dorothy Kapusniak was born on August 23, 1930 in Buffalo, New York. She attended St. Anne's Catholic High School in Buffalo. She married Edward Kapusniak in 1948 and had three children, twin boys, Richard and James Kapusniak and nine years later, a daughter Linda. In 1959, her family moved to Phoenix, Arizona where her husband Edward accepted a job. In 1964, the family moved to Glastonbury Connecticut for Edward's work. Dorothy enjoyed working as well and was employed by the city of Glastonbury and later for DJT Advertising Company in Farmington, Connecticut.
In 1992, when her husband retired, she, her husband and her sister, Gertrude Okraska moved to Texas to be closer to their daughter Linda and son-in-law, Danny Morrison. Dorothy's greatest joy while living in Texas was spending time with her grandchildren Evan and Allie Morrison.
As a mother, she exemplified unconditional love. She loved children and it was always her dream to become a teacher, and to learn how to play the piano. She fulfilled those dreams in her own way, and taught us all great lessons. After being forced to play the accordion as a child, she began piano lessons as an adult and shared her love of music with her grandchildren, who will feel her in their hearts each time they sit down to a piano.
She was a loving and supportive wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She not only cared for family members but never missed a piano recital or sporting event until becoming physically incapable. She provided a loving and supportive second home for her children and grandchildren and was selfless in her efforts. No word can give justice to her generous and loving spirit as she always put the needs of others before her own.
A Saint best describes how we viewed her.
She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Mary Okraska as well as her husband, Edward Joseph Kapusniak.
She is survived by her children, Richard Joseph, James Edward and Linda Jane Kapusniak; son-In-law, Danny Morrison; granddaughter, Allie Morrison; grandson, Evan Morrison; sister, Gertrude Okraska Kapusniak; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Kapusniak; and daughter in kind, Patti Delaney Garafolo.
Please view, sign, and share memories at www.hillierfuneralhome.comPublished in The Bryan-College Station Eagle on June 29,