Pelagia "Pearl" (Kilar) Pawshuk

January 3, 1922 ~ July 29, 2019 (age 97) 97 Years Old


On Monday, July 29, 2019, Pelagia “Pearl” Pawshuk, 97, of East Hartford, received an angelic escort to the Pearly Gates of Heaven. Born in Takarnia, Poland to Wasyl & Anastasia Kilar, she was one of 9 children. She enjoyed a wonderful childhood and loved sharing stories of her family, father, and time on the farm.  Pearl’s strength was remarkable; surviving Communist Russia and Nazi Germany before coming to the land of the free.  Pearl met and married William Pawshuk in 1950; making East Hartford their home and raised 3 children.  She taught herself how to crochet; creating beautiful blankets and doilies, which much of her loving family have and will continue to enjoy.  She worked at Travelers, followed by 18 years at Stanadyne in Windsor.  As a loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother & Great-great-grandmother, she was predeceased by her husband William, son George Pawshuk, daughter Irene Donagher & son-in-law Larry Donagher. Her survivors are daughter Sophia and her husband William Brown; grandson Bill Pawshuk of East Hartford, his wife Cheryl, their son Billy, and their 2 beautiful granddaughters; grandsons David and Mark Pawshuk; granddaughter Jessica (Donagher) Brand of Farmington, her husband Jeff and their children Avelynn and Will; her granddaughter Mary Ann Donagher of West Hartford; grandson Michael Donagher, of Simsbury his wife Margaret, and their son Noah.  Calling hours will be Sunday, August 4, from 2-4 p.m. with Panachida at 3:45 p.m. hosted by Maple Hill Chapels-Talarski Funeral Home, at the location of Molloy Funeral Home 906 Farmington Ave. West Hartford. Funeral service will be Monday at 10:00 a.m. directly at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Church, 135 Wethersfield Ave. Hartford. Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Glastonbury. 

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August 4, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Michael&rsquo!s Ukrainian Church (Wethersfield Ave)


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