MASSENA: Julianna H. Kozsan, 84, of Marie St. passed away on May 8, 2014 at the St. Regis Nursing Home where she had resided since April 24, 2014.
Friends and family may be received on Sunday May 11, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Monday May 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm at the Church of Sacred Heart with Rev. Donald J. Manfred presiding. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Massena. Julianna was born October 22, 1929 in Josefhaza, Hungary the daughter of Wendel and Rosa (Rizer) Heil. In 1943 she left Hungary and escaped to Austria where she worked for two years, then went to Germany where she lived and worked for seven years. In 1952, she joined her parents in Chase Mills, NY. Julianna married John C. Kozsan on May 9, 1953 at St.Marys Church with Rev. John M. Wyzykowski presiding. Julianna is survived by her husband John, daughter Margaret of Syracuse; Julie (Robert) Pratt of Bay City, TX; Rose (Robert) Fiacco of Greenville, SC; Therese Guay of Bay City, TX; Peter of Knoxville, TN; Paul of Spokane, WA; Andrew (Alisa) of Knoxville, TN; 12 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Julianna is also survived by a sister Elizabeth Schonberger of Norwood and a brother George Heil of Massena and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved son, John J. in 2003 and her sisters Mary Napholtz of New Jersey, Rose Kovacs of Norfolk, and her brother Gyula of Germany. She once worked at Warner Brothers. When her children were all in school, she worked in the cafeteria for the Massena Central School system. She also worked in Brads Big-M as a baker and was noted for her dinner rolls. During her lifetime, Julianna enjoyed cooking for her family, tending to her garden, knitting, crocheting and travelling. She will be best remembered for enjoying the times spent with her children and grandchildren. She was a past member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and a life time communicant of Sacred Heart Church, where she was a Eucharistic minister. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of ones choice. Arrangements are under the care of the Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com.