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Kathryn (Marshall) Koboski

Obituary for Kathryn (Marshall) Koboski

May 30, 2018
Berlin, Connecticut

Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt


Kathryn (Marshall) Koboski, age 70, died unexpectedly but peacefully in her sleep on May 30th at Covenant Village in Cromwell, CT, three weeks after moving from Berlin, CT. Born in New Britain, CT, on January 29, 1948 to the late Mary (Cleary) and Norman T. Marshall, she lived there until her mother's passing in 1958. She then moved to South Portland, Maine to live with her Aunt and Uncle, Catherine (Cleary) and Larry O'Brien. After her Uncle's passing in 1961, she moved to New London to be surrounded by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Kathy graduated from St. Bernard's High School and obtained a BS and MA from C.C.S.U. For many years, she taught English in New Britain's School Age Mothers program, then at Kaynor Tech, followed by the Bristol Satellite School, retiring in 2005. She was predeceased by her first husband Eugene Ross in 1988. In 2003, Kathy married the love of her life, Alfred Koboski and together they enjoyed traveling to Florida, the western states and the Connecticut shoreline. She was happiest spending time with family and friends and lovingly devoted her last years with Al to his care.

She leaves a beloved son, Stephen J. Ross of Plainville and her adored grandchildren Madison and Jack Ross. She also leaves a loving sister Bonnie and her husband Michael Norman of Manchester, nephews and their families Sam and Teri Norman of Coventry and Larry Norman of Manchester. She was surrogate grandmother to Al's grandchildren Alexa and Mason, children of Wendy and James Lombardo of Southington. She also leaves behind many close personal friends.

Kathy had a gregarious personality and made many friends who, along with her family, will remember her as a most kind, compassionate and generous person. She loved going to Madi and Jack's events, hosting birthday and holiday parties and was an avid UConn basketball fan cheering loudly with every basket. She loved birds, books and engaging in lively discussions. She laughingly called her many bird feeders "bird TV" for her cat Wilson.

Calling hours will be 9-11 AM, Wednesday, June 6th at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Avenue, Newington, CT, followed by a memorial service at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis National Research Foundation or Mount Vernon Songbird Sanctuary

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