Obituary of Florence Lozyniak
Florence Lozyniak, a longtime resident of Westport, died April 28. She was 85.
She was born on July 18, 1933 in New York City, the firstborn daughter of Jane and Anthony Slovitski. She was raised in New Britain and attended Mary Immaculate Academy where she was class president.
After high school. she went into the nursing program at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford and graduated as valedictorian. After graduation, she practiced as a resident nurse at New Britain Memorial Hospital.
She met her husband of 58 years Andrew (Andy) at a wedding and in less than a year, were married on Thanksgiving Day in 1955.
Andy, who considered himself a Westport farm boy, always said that “he had married a Big City Girl.” Throughout his life Andy always referred to her as his “Florence Nightingale.”
Florence was very active in the community volunteering at the Soup Kitchen in South Norwalk, driving for Meals on Wheels, serving as president of the Westport Young Woman’s League and spending many years as treasurer for the Community Bible Study.
She was also a devoted parishioner of Saint Luke Church and was one of its earliest members. Until the day she died, Florence spent her entire life serving others bringing love, joy and hope into each and every life she touched.
Florence loved to entertain and cook, hosting many fabulous parties. She treasured being with her family and friends and would welcome every opportunity to celebrate everyone’s milestones and accomplishments.
She also greatly enjoyed traveling the world, and always looked forward to her annual trips to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands with her husband Andy.
She ls survived by her four children, Cynthia and her husband Richard LoCascio of Fairfield, Andrew and his wife Christine of Easton, Richard and his wife Tamye of Charleston, South Carolina, Wendy and her husband Albert (Primo) Sabataso of Chittenden, Vermont, her three grandsons Casey, Peter and Jack Lozyniak, her sister Joan and brother-in-law Edwin Mercier of New Britain, her sisters-in-law Ina Lozyniak and Lillian Nossek, both of Westport and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew, her daughter Cathy Lozyniak Alexander, her sister Irene Slovitski and her parents, Jane and Anthony Slovitski.
Florence was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, mother-in-law, sister-in-law and friend and will be dearly missed by all.
Friends and family are invited to visit on Friday, May 3 at Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East, between 5 and 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday May 4 at 12:30 p.m. at Saint Luke Church, 49 Turkey Hill Road North.
Following the Mass, she will be buried alongside Andy in the family plot, here at Willowbrook Cemetery.