Boston - Carolyn C. (Cygan) Anuszczyk, 72, of South Dartmouth, died Thursday, August 15, 2013, at Brigham & Women's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Anuszczyk.
Born in Acushnet, daughter of the late Joseph and Victoria (Kaleta) Cygan, she was a longtime resident of South Dartmouth. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and active in her church family.
Carolyn graduated from New Bedford High School. She received her nursing degree from Fitchburg State College and Burbank Hospital School of Nursing, and attended Assumption College. She was involved in nursing education and the education of certified nurses' aides for many years. Carolyn was an instructor and supervisor for various agencies. She retired from New Bedford High School where she was an instructor in Occupational Nursing.
Carolyn was an Ombudsman for Coastline Elder Services. She was a member of the Fall River Diocesan Council Catholic Nurses, the Polish Women's Business and Professional Club, the Burbank Alumni Association, Delta Kappa Gama and the Anthony Beach Association.
Her family was her pride and joy. She loved the time she spent with her grandchildren. Her students were very important to her as was the importance of educating CNA's.
She is survived by her 4 daughters, Christine Sparks and Wendy Anuszczyk, her caregivers; also Victoria Stowell and Kathryn Anuszczyk; and her 4 beloved grandchildren, Justin, Billy, Thayne and Cora.
Her funeral will be on Monday at 9 A.M. from the funeral home, followed by a Mass at 10 A.M. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 235 North Front St., New Bedford. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visiting hours are Sunday, 4 - 8 P.M.
Arrangements are with Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. For condolences, please visit www.machnowskifuneral.com