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Obituary for Stephanie (Szarlan) Kuc
Stephanie C. (Szarlan) Kuc, 96 was called safely home on Sunday August 4th, 2019. Born in Indian Orchard July 31, 1923, she was a lifelong communicant of Christ the King Church in Ludlow. Stephanie was the second of four children to Julian and Cecilia (Cieplik) Szarlan. She was predeceased by her sisters Jennie and Jane, and leaves her brother Ed. She met her to-be-be husband Mitch, prior to him being deployed to Hawaii and the Philippines during WWII with the United States Coast Guard. They married in 1946 and gave birth to their one and only son, Mitchell in 1948. Her husband Mitch predeceased her in 2002, as well as her son in 2017. Stephanie was a quality inspector for Buxton, inspecting wallets and purses. Later in life, she became a proud Nana to her grandchildren, Mitch and Jon, helping to raise them. She is survived by her grandchildren and their wives Susie and Kalli, and her great-grandchildren Haverly, Tucker, Killian, and Isla who lit up her whole world even in her final days. Stephanie is also survived by her niece Chrysler Szarlan and her husband George E. Browne III. She also leaves her brother-in-law Ronald Kuczarski. Funeral services for Stephanie will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019. Family and friends are asked to gather directly at Christ The King Church in Ludlow for a 10:00am Liturgy of Christian Mass. Immediately after, Stephanie will join her husband, sister Jennie, and brother-in-law Frank in eternal rest at St. Aloysius Cemetery located at 1273 Berkshire Ave in Indian Orchard. The family wishes to thank the very kind care staff of the Arbors in Westfield, Baystate Health System, Governor's Center, Wingate of East Longmeadow, Lifepath in Greenfield, and Compassus Hospice. The family wishes to also thank Sara Edwards and Sheryl Cook for the care and love that they gave to Nana in her final weeks and days. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ the King Church, 41 Warsaw Ave, Ludlow, Ma. 01056. Arrangements are entrusted to Ludlow Funeral Home, and we thank Kelli, Chris, and the Funeral Home staff for being there for our family.