Obituary for Agnes Kodz (Bensko)
Agnes T. (Bensko) Kodz, born July 28, 1929 to Anna and Joseph Bensko in the town of Shepton, PA. Agnes was 88 years at the time of her death. She was predeceased by her husband Stanley A. Kodz. They were married for 46 years before his death. Agnes was a loving wife and mother. Agnes is survived by her two children, Cecilia Rider of Shelton, CT and Gregory Kodz, Sr. and wife Patrica N. Kodz of Shelton, CT. She has 3 grandchildren, Victoria L. Hubbard and her husband Damian of Norwell, MA, Michelle L. Kodz of Boston, MA and Gregory Kodz, Jr. and his fiancé Mairead Reardon of Queens, NY. Agnes was also blessed with two great grandchildren Henry and Gwyneth Hubbard. Agnes is also survived by two sisters, Dorothy Danielczuk and Martha Radwill along with a brother-in-law Benjamin (Brownie) Bludnicki and many nieces and nephews. Agnes is predeceased by her brother Joseph Bensko and his wife Agnes,
sisters Mary Kowalsky and her husband Phillip, Susan Bludnicki, Anna Antonelli and her husband Victor, Elizabeth Leszczyna and her husband John, brothers-in-law Stanley Danielczuk and Alfonse Radwill and her grand daughter Valerie Kodz.
Agnes began her adult life working in a button factory across the street from their home in Shepton, PA. Upon the families moving to Bridgeport CT she graduated from Warren Harding High School. After high school she worked at General Electric and then Carpenter Steel. After marriage she then went on to work for her brother-in-law Alfonse Radwill at Carpet Right in Fairfield, CT for many years. Moving on she worked for G. Fox in the carpet department which then became Filenes. Agnes lived in Bridgeport and was a member of St. Patrick’s Church for many years and when she moved to Shelton she became a member of St. Lawrence Parish where she attended Mass weekly. Agnes suffered over the years from several illnesses and fought them all courageously - until now. We are so proud of her strength and perseverance through it all. A special heartfelt thanks to Grace Danielczuk who was with her daily for well over a year and all those who helped take care of Agnes over the last months of her life. Hospice care provided by VITAS was a means of care for Agnes and support for the family. Their services were extraordinary and so appreciated.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Lawrence Church, Shelton, on Monday February 5, 2018 at 10:30am followed by interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Family and friends can call Sunday from 2-4pm at Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main Street, Bridgeport. Family is welcome Monday 9-10:00 at Commerce Hill Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make donations to The American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. For online condolences, to light a virtual candle and make a donation visit us at commercehillfh.com