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Pauleen J Kosiancic
05/09/1930 — 03/30/2023
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Richland, WA US 99354
Pauleen J Kosiancic
Pauleen “Dolly” J Kosiancic died peacefully in her sleep on March 30, 2023.
She was born May 9, 1930, to parents Francis and Anna LePage in Hancock, Michigan. She met and married Eugene “Gene” Kosiancic in Houghton, Michigan where he was attending Michigan Technological University. She followed Gene’s career to Indiana, Virginia, Pennsylvania and then finally in 1976, settled in Richland, WA.
Dolly worked various jobs during the years ending her career working in the library at Hanford High School. It is here that she touched so many students and staff with her willingness to help. Her impact would be known for many years after retirement. She was an avid fan and booster of Hanford Athletics.
Dolly was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church for 40 years where she served as a Eucharist Minister.
She had a special gift of bringing people together whether it was a family dinner featuring gnocchi or a fierce game of cards or dice. She wanted to include everyone. “Auntie Dolly” attended many family events and always looked forward to seeing her ever- growing extended family.
Dolly enjoyed gardening, especially her roses; bridge, golf and bunko. She was well traveled and enjoyed yearly trips to Mazatlan, Mexico. Her love of sports included her favorite teams, Seahawks, WSU Cougars and Mariners. It made for an entertaining time for anyone who watched with her. There was not a holiday that she didn’t decorate for. She always made it special for her grandchildren.
Dolly is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Gene. She is survived by son Terry (Theresa) Coeur d ‘Alene, ID; daughter Kathy (Bill) Renton, WA; son Kevin, Renton, WA; grandchildren Brandon, Kyle, Drew, Brandon and Ashley; sister Patsy (Bud) and many nephews and nieces and friends.
A memorial mass will be held on May 20, 2023, at 12:00 pm at Christ the King Catholic Church 1111 Stevens Drive, Richland, WA. Private interment to follow. A celebration of life gathering will be held at Dolly’s home, 117 Sherman St., Richland, WA. at 4:00 pm.
We will miss her so much ,we spent a lot of summers in Ontario enjoyed her here inLively.
To you three Kosi Kids, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of such a special lady! As Deedee mentioned in her message, we will never forget the Kosi Motorhome adventure at our wedding in 1978. Fortunately we don’t think there were mandatory seat belt requirements back then? She will be dearly missed but never forgotten!
Kathy, Roger, david, Kevin & Patrick Tardif
On behalf of Tim and I, I send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dolly Kosiancic. We have lost a person who played a genuinely loving role in the lives of both of us. She was always keenly interested in whatever news we had to share. Never a moment’s hesitation to chat on the phone. Always a welcoming and superb host at home – and contributor to a good party wherever we might be! I have very fond memories of both Gene and Dolly at many of our family events over the years. The two that stand out today are the Kosiancic Family Bus at the wedding of my younger sister in 1978; and, of course, my 50th birthday celebration in 1997 – on the ship that never left the dock. They are beautiful memories that will last forever. We love you, Dolly. Rest in Peace!
Prayers to Dolly’s family. I have missed Dolly these past few years in Mazatlan. We did talk on the phone several times, especially when I would return from Mazatlan. She always remembered her Mexican friends and wanted to hear the latest news. She was very proud of her family.
Dear Terry, Kathy, Kevin and families, We mourn the loss of our dear “Auntie Dolly” who was always close to our family. We cherish the family gatherings we had where she would travel to Michigan almost yearly and be reunited with her siblings Mary Ann, Fran and Patsy. There was always a card game going no matter day or night! My grands loved playing nickels with special dice. This was cherished family time. We love and will miss you, Auntie. 🥲
Therese, Dick and Family
Dolly was “one of a Kind” Loved her dearly. Sincerest condolences Terry, Kathy, Kevin and families.
What a unbelievable loss. We loved seeing Aunt Dolly when she visited her siblings in MI. Her sense of humor and humility was so sincere.
Rest easy Ms. Kosiacic, prayers for the family. You have done well and left a great son and your legacy is in good hands. Praying for your family Kevin.
We loved getting together with Dolly when she came to visit John and Liz. She was the life of the party.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.
May she R.I.P.
Bill and Liz Derksen
Love and prayers to your family Terry and may your mom’s soul rest in peace 🙏🏻
We loved Dolly so much and will miss her dearly
Sending you all much love and our sincere condolences
Pauleen J Kosiancic