Pauline C (Laprade) Jurkowski passed away on Feb 2, 2013 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. She was born in Easthampton on May 29, 1925 to Peter Ovide and Aurore (Michaud) Laprade. She was educated in Easthampton schools and was a graduate of the class of 1942.She retired from the Commonwealth of Massachusettes in 1997 .She is survived by her daughter Joni A Jurkowski and her brother Robert M. Laprade of Easthampton. She is also survived by a niece Catherine (Kitty) Maxey and her husband Dee of Dallas, TX. She also leaves behind her two feline companions Midnight and Mittens who brought her many hours of companionship.She was predeceased by a sister Georgette L. O’Connor in 2000, her brother-in-law Jerry O’Connor in 2001, and a niece Maggi O’Connor in 2007.The family would like to thank Dr. Andrew F. Hall and the Easthamption Fire Dept. Ambulance personnel for their care, assistance and kindness.In lieu of flowers donations are requested to be made to the Easthampton Ambulance Fund 32 Payson Ave Easthampton Ma 01027 (attention Fire Chief) or a charity of your choice . A private burial will be held at a later date. Mitchell Funeral Home in Easthampton is in charge of arrangements.
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