ALBANY – Pauline DiMaggio Kuzmak, 99, passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2022. Born in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Philip and Francesca DiMaggio; and the loving wife of the late William Kuzmak. Pauline is survived by her children, Stephen Kuzmak and his wife Sue of Clifton Park, Mary Rothaupt of Albany, and Lisa Hansen and her husband Michael of Canton MA. She was the beloved grandmother to Allen Kuzmak and his wife Stacey, Lexie Hansen, Christopher Hansen, Patrick Hansen, and Kerstin Hansen. She was the loving great grandmother to Alex Kuzmak and Max Hansen. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her mother, father, and husband Bill, she was predeceased by her siblings Josephine Scarlata and her husband Salvatore, Salvatore DiMaggio and his wife Betty, and Frank “Frankie” DiMaggio and her sister and brother in law Dorothy and Tony Martin, and her sister in law Mary Gavry.
Pauline was a communicant of All Saints Catholic Church where she was active in the granny squares and senior citizens group. She was also a member of the Italian American Community Center where she played bocci. Pauline worked at New York Telephone Company then left to raise her family. After her children were grown, she returned to work and worked for the American Cancer Society and the State of New York until her retirement. Pauline enjoyed playing the cello, piano and organ for pleasure. Pauline was very artistic. She enjoyed bowling, painting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, doing crafts, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, sudoku, and playing cards with friends. The family would like to thank the staff at Atria Crossgate (now Peregrine Crossgate Senior Living) for their kindness and care during the years Pauline lived there.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 9 a.m. in All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St., Albany (behind CVS). The mass will be livestreamed and can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hudlsly1XHo . Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the church before the Mass from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Interment will follow the funeral mass in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church, Albany, NY, 12203 or online at https://parishes.rcda.org/allsaints/ or a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .