Obituary: Pauline Bristol, 89, of Stratford

Pauline Bristol, 89, of Stratford, homemaker, wife of the late David Bristol, died March 23, at Benchmark at Split Rock in Shelton where she was a resident.

Born in Berlin, New Hampshire on Jan. 16, 1927 to the late Paul and Ethel (Zapotocky) Kurisko. Survived by children, Lillian Reynolds and her husband, Brad of Northboro, Mass., Diane Vornkahl and her husband Bill of Oxford, Matthew Bristol and his wife D’Ann of Fort Worth, TX, and David Bristol of Shelton, five grandchildren, a sister, Helen Hromjak of Stratford, sister-in-law, Frances Kurisko of Shelton and many nieces and nephews.

Also predeceased by three brothers, Albert, George and Paul, and a sister, Margaret.

Services: Friday, May 6, 11 a.m., Our Lady of Grace Church, 497 Second Hill Lane, Stratford. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Stratford.

Memorial contributions: the Thomas Merton Center online at or Catholic Charities, 38 Jewett Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06606.

Adzima Funeral Home, Stratford.