Katherine Lorraine Kozicki, 89
Born December 7, 1929 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late George M. Aurich and Odelia M. (Simon) Aurich. Five brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Surviving are nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and her extended family, the Wilczek family of New Bedford.
Mrs. Kozicki was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church in Rochester and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Lewistown, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Kozicki was a graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, with a Masters Degree in Education. She served as principal of Center School in Mattapoisett for 19 years; supervised student teachers for Bridgewater State College in for five years; was professor in summer session for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the Catholic University of America; and taught at elementary schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Manhattan, New York.
Mrs. Kozicki served with the Volunteers of America in the summer of 1997, as a teacher of English in both private and public schools in Poland. In 1990, she was the recipient of the Melvin Jones Award from the Mattapoisett Lions Club. She held membership in the National Association of Elementary School Principals; the Retired Educators Association of Massachusetts; the Retired State, County, and Municipal Employees of Massachusetts; the Kosciuszko Foundation, New York; and the Friends of Poland in New Bedford.
During her retirement, Mrs. Kozicki enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening and oil painting.
Her Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday May 18 at 9:30 AM at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Lewistown, Pennsylvania. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Altoona, Pennsylvania. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.