Catherine Ella Villano Burzynski, 55, of West Haven, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 8, 2013 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was the wife of Keith W. Burzynski. Catherine was born in New Haven on August 24, 1957; daughter of the late Salvatore and Elizabeth “Betty” Madelung Villano; was a graduate of Sawyer School becoming a Medical Assistant. She worked as a Medical Transcriptionist at Temple Medical for nineteen years and later for the Yale Blood Bank until leaving due to illness. Catherine had also worked for Il Monticello Banquet Facility of Wallingford/Meriden and was a parishioner and CCD Teacher at St. John Vianney Church, West Haven. She was head moderator for the Town of West Haven in the surfside section; truly enjoyed her family vacations to Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Lake George, Cape Cod and Wildwood, but most of all Catherine was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, always doing for her family whom she loved unconditionally. Mother of Joseph F. and Jenny E. Weber, Diane C., Keith A., Rachel M., Eric M. and Alexis M. Burzynski. Sister of Ellen (Michael) Shepard. Grandmother of Rafael Ramirez. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Monday morning, July 15th at 10:30. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. John Vianney Church at 11:00. Entombment will follow in the St. Lawrence Mausoleum. The visiting hours will be Sunday, July 14th from 3 to 7 pm. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Smilow Cancer Hospital, P.O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508.