Denise F. Kaczorowski 69, of Marlborough, beloved wife of Michael Kaczorowski for 45 years passed away Thursday, December 29th 2022 surrounded by her loving family at Middlesex Hospital. Born on May 14, 1953 in Meriden. She was the daughter of the late Primo and Genevieve (Staniszewski) Fontanella. She was a 1971 graduate of Maloney High School. She attended Eastern Connecticut State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education in 1975. She went on to get her Masters in Elementary Education from Central Connecticut State University.
In 1975, she began her career as a teacher in the East Hampton School District. Denise was fondly referred to as “Mrs. K.” She taught kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 4th grade. The highlight of her career was spent at Memorial School in Room 7 as a kindergarten teacher. She enjoyed a special relationship with all her students and fellow teachers. These relationships continued even after she retired from teaching after 39 years. Denise was always so proud to share in her students’ accomplishments. She was often heard saying, “I had them in kindergarten.”
Denise loved to host and entertain her family. She was a wonderful cook who was always ready to share a home cooked meal. When asked to share a recipe she somehow would always “forget” to mention an ingredient. Denise’s favorite holiday to host was Christmas Eve. Mike and Denise’s house on Christmas Eve became a family tradition.Denise was a passionate UCONN Men’s and Women’s basketball fan- she enjoyed rooting for both teams. The New York Yankees were also a favorite of hers as well.
Denise was blessed with and so proud of her two daughters; Amy and Lauren. Amy and her husband Kevin Romanchuck of Marlborough and Lauren and her husband Byron Bennett of Castle Rock, CO. Denise’s greatest joy came from her four grandchildren. She enjoyed attending their events, hearing about their days and always cheering them on! Genevieve (12) and Cullen (7) Romanchuck and Everett (3) and Madelyn Bennett (1). Denise loved to spoil all four with homemade treats, new outfits or books.
Denise is also survived by her sister Joan Fidler, sisters-in-law Linda Malloy and Carol Kaczorowski. She leaves her nieces and nephews, Frank Malloy, Margo Denning, Jack and Jeffrey Fidler and their families. She was predeceased in death by her brothers in law, John Fidler and Michael Malloy.
Denise’s family invites you to a celebration of her life on Saturday, January 7th at 10 am at St. John Fisher Church, 30 Jones Hollow Rd., Marlborough. Friends may call at Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury on Friday, January 6th from 4-6 pm. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in Denise’s memory to the Marlborough Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 237, Marlborough, CT 06447. For online condolences please visit www.mulryanfh.com.