Obituary: ​Sandra L. Zurzuski, 58, Of Redding

Rich Kirby

REDDING, CT — Sandra L. Zurzuski, 58, of Redding, Passed away on Saturday, June 6.

Sandee was born in New London on January 21st, 1962 to Mildred and David Zurzuski. She attended school in Waterford and went on to attain her bachelors at Mitchell College. She made a career in SNET, rising through the ranks and making many life-long friendships along the way.

Sandee went on to settle down in Redding and build a family of her own. She never ceased to provide the best lives possible for her children, always full of love and laughter. Sandee impacted the lives of many people through her contagious smile and unyielding optimism. She poured her creativity into everything she touched, she designed and printed t-shirts for local businesses and the Redding Schools. She was a trustee and longtime volunteer for the Mark Twain Library, and one of the founders of their annual Frog Frolic Fair. She was a wonderful cook and baker, sharing her gifts as a pampered chef consultant for many years as well as private catering together with her daughter. She was an artist and craftswomen, often contributing her creative skills to local events, parades and the gardens of Redding residents. She masterfully organized parties, full of fun for all ages and occasions. Perhaps most importantly, she always brought joy to others. We hope her memory continues to bring happiness to those who knew her. Her family is devastated by this loss and will band together to sustain her spirit of love and kindness.

Rather than a funeral service, Sandee wished for her family and friends to celebrate her life with a party filled with laughter and love, which will be held post Covid.

Sandee is survived by her children Casey W. Kinney, Andrew M. T. Zurzuski, and (Dolly)Charlotte L. R. Zurzuski. Her daughter in law Isabel Kinney and her grandson Odin L. Kinney. Her parents Mildred L. Zurzuski and David T. Zurzuski. In lieu of flowers, contributions to a scholarship fund for Dolly will be greatly appreciated. Please send c/o Isabel Kinney; 16 Carmen Lane, Monroe, CT 06468.

This article originally appeared on the Weston-Redding-Easton Patch