Kathryn (Marshall) Koboski

  • Died: May 30, 2018
  • Location: Berlin, Connecticut

Newington Memorial Funeral Home

20 Bonair Avenue
Newington, CT 06111

Tel. (860) 666-0600

Tribute & Message From The Family

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 https://www.curearthritis.org/donation/ or Mount Vernon Songbird Sanctuary http://www.therecoverywing.org/donatetoday.html

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Steve & Family,
I am very sorry for your loss, as I know she was a wonderful woman to you and the family. Our deepest condolences to you, Madison, Jack and the family. Mike Cotnoir & family

Posted by Mike Cotnoir - Enfield, CT - Friend   June 07, 2018


You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Posted by Kenneth Pescatello - Newington, CT - Friend   June 04, 2018

With deepest sympathy during your time of mourning.

Posted by Newington Memorial Funeral Home Duksa Family Funeral Homes - Newington, CT   June 04, 2018

This is a beautiful tribute to a wonderful person. I'm devastated that she's gone from our sight, but she will never be gone from our hearts. I am so grateful that she was a part of my life, a part of my family of heart. Our love to Stephen, Madi, and Jack and all who are touched by this loss.

Posted by Amanda Warner - Norwood, MA - Friend   June 02, 2018

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