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Pelagia SZMURLO

July 12, 1936 - August 12, 2017

Obituary


Pelagia (Koch) Szmurlo 81 of Berlin died peacefully on Saturday, August 12, 2017 with her beloved daughter by her side. She was born in Poland. During WWII, Pelagia, as a little child, and her family were displaced to a work camp in Germany. After the war they were allowed to return back to their family home in Suchowola, Poland. As an adult, she moved to Bogatynia, Poland where she met the love of her life. In pursuit of making a better life for her family she and her husband immigrated to Belgium and then to...

Pelagia (Koch) Szmurlo 81 of Berlin died peacefully on Saturday, August 12, 2017 with her beloved daughter by her side. She was born in Poland. During WWII, Pelagia, as a little child, and her family were displaced to a work camp in Germany. After the war they were allowed to return back to their family home in Suchowola, Poland. As an adult, she moved to Bogatynia, Poland where she met the love of her life. In pursuit of making a better life for her family she and her husband immigrated to Belgium and then to United States. They lived in New Britain and in Berlin. She was a member of Holy Cross Church and retired from manufacturing. She enjoyed gardening, listening to her favorite radio program Voice of Poland, music and sewing. She also loved camping and traveling with her husband and taking the grandchildren along to share in their experiences.

Pelagia was predeceased by her parents, Stefan and Antonina (Strzelczyk) Koch; and was the widow of Kazimierz Szmurlo. She was a devoted and generous mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by her loving family, a daughter Ursula Napierkowski and her husband, Andrew, of Kensington; a son Roman Szmurlo and his wife, Sandra of Southington. She leaves five beloved grandchildren, who were her pride and joy, Michael and Jessica Arciszewski; Christopher Napierkowski; Natalie and Christopher Burgos; Steven Szmurlo and Valarie Szmurlo. Also surviving are sisters in Suchowola Poland, Antonina Szlek and Anna Pajak. She was predeceased by brothers, Witold Koch, Tadeusz Koch, Zdzislaw Koch, Nikodem Koch, Waclaw Koch; and siter, Stanislawa Verhoeven. She also leaves her brother-in-law, Ryszard Szmurlo and his wife Theresa of New Britain. Many loving nieces and nephews here in United States, Poland, Belgium and Australia.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM from the New Britain Memorial-Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home 444 Farmington Ave. New Britain followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at Holy Cross Church, Farmington Ave. New Britain. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Sunday, August 20th 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Directions, Exit 37 off I-84 take a right at the exit, 1 ½ miles on your right. For online condolences and directions please visit www.newbritainsagaino.com