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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