Carolyn C. (Cygan) Anuszczyk

Died: Thu., Aug. 15, 2013


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 18, 2013
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Mon., Aug. 19, 2013
Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church 235 North Front St. New Bedford

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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

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Janice A.Aguiar
   Posted Sat August 17, 2013
I just wanted to express my sadness to everyone. I had the pleasure of being Carolyn's stylist for close to forty years we shared many life moments together from raising our children and the joy of the births of our grandchildren whom she adored. She was a wonderful person. I will miss her and I loved her. So very sorry. Janice

Frederica (Ricki) Zawisza
   Posted Sun August 18, 2013
To the family of Carolyn: My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother.
It was my pleasure to know Carolyn as a member of the Polish Women's Business & Professional Club and as a sister of DKG, ETA Chapter.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sean McDevitt & Family
   Posted Sun August 18, 2013
Vicki, Kathy, Wendy, & Chrissy:

Very saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a loving and giving woman and a great friend to my Mom (and Andrew and I) for so many years.

Our prayers are with you and yours in this difficult time.


Sean, Ruth, Adriana, Felicia, and Aidan McDevitt

Uncle Bob
   Posted Tue August 20, 2013
To all the family ...

Words cannot express my emotions at this time. All I know is that I am going to miss your Mom so much. And I will forever cherish all the fun times that we shared together in New Bedford, South Dartmouth, and New Jersey!!!

She is now back with your Dad and all our relatives in heaven forever and ever!!

God bless the family.

Uncle Bob

Dr. Vrona & Staff
   Posted Tue August 20, 2013
We are all so sorry to hear of your loss. We have great memories of your mom. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Dr. Vrona & Staff

Mary Lou Spinelli
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Kathy, Vickie,Chrissy and Wendy:
I am so sorry that you lost your Mom. She certainly loved you girls very much! We had a lot of fun when we worked together at Nichols House. I will remember both you and Carolyn in my prayers.

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