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Kathleen E. (Fisiorek) Zielinski

August 4, 1946 ~ September 4, 2020 (age 74)


Kathleen Evelyn (Fisiorek) Zielinski, 74, passed away September 4, 2020 at Baystate Medical Center.  She was born on August 4, 1946 to the late Francis and Stella (Kuzminski) Fisiorek and was raised in New Jersey, where she graduated from Bridgewater-Raritan High School.  A long-time resident of Indian Orchard, MA, Kathleen worked for Six Flags New England as cash control supervisor for the past 16 years, was an active, long-standing member of the Polish American Citizens Club of Ludlow, where she served on its board of directors, and also served in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.  She loved polka music and dancing, was a voracious reader, and was an avid sports fan, rooting for the New York Yankees and Giants. 

 Kathleen was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Francis Fisiorek, Jr.  

She leaves behind her loving husband of 16 years, Dennis Reel; her son Gary Zielinski, Jr. and his wife Jill and her grandchildren, Drew, Caroline, and Carter, all of Hanover, MA, along with other family members and many friends.  

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