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Obituary for Stanley J. Kuzborski

May 6, 2020
Weymouth, Massachusetts

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Stanley John Kuzborski, 91, a resident of Weymouth, MA, died on May 6, 2020, following a brief illness.

Stanley was born in Abington, MA on February 17, 1929 to Stanley Kuzborski and Sophie (Czymbor) Kuzborski. He graduated from Abington High School in 1947, where he played basketball and football. He joined the Navy and served on the submarine USS Capitaine, with ports of call in New Orleans and Haiti, among other locales. In 1950, he returned from the service and married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Richardson of Rockland- Abington High's arch-rival, no less. They lived briefly in Laconia, NH, when Barbara gave birth to Pamela Jean in 1954. A year later they moved back to Massachusetts into a house largely designed and built by Stanley, in Kingston, where they would live for over 50 blissful years. His second daughter Lauren Ann was born in 1957 and son John Stanley (Chip) in 1962.

Stanley held Design Engineering positions with several notable companies including Raytheon, Polaroid, Arthur D. Little, and Lockheed Martin Sippican, over a 50-year career. He was a true Renaissance man, full of curiosity and creativity, with interests running the gamut from sports to arts to adventure to engineering. He coached youth baseball, basketball, and football; maintained a robust vegetable garden, cultivated grape vines, and made award-winning wines; served for decades on the Kingston Board of Appeals; photographed weddings for the prestigious Bachrach Studios; founded an acting troupe called The Kingstown Players, performing in several productions; hiked extensively throughout the White Mountains; cross country skied; danced like no one was watching every chance he could; loved fishing and clamming; built a full-sized ice boat for the lake and a miniature one for his children's backyard rink; dabbled in watercolor painting; and could fix or build just about anything- and did.

Stanley was the consummate family man, dedicated to providing for his wife and children, be it working all day and attending night school for his Associate degree, or working a third shift when he had day classes. In the late 60s, the family cottage in Bourne was razed when the Mass Maritime Academy expanded, so he purchased one near Ridgevale Beach in Chatham, MA. The summers his children, cousins, and in-laws spent there and at the nearby cottage of Barbara's sister Betty, became special touchstones still reminisced about to this day.

When his granddaughters came, one each for Pam and Lauren, his prideful love and devotion rained down on Kelly and Taylar- he became Grampy. Finally, with the birth of his two great-granddaughters Ashlynn and Kendall to Kelly, he was over the moon as a great-grandfather.

He and Barbara shared a love of seafood, the ocean, and Cape Cod League Baseball. One night they might drive on a lark to Bourne, park along the canal, eat fried clams, then catch a Bourne Braves baseball game. Other times, they would dine alfresco and enjoy the boat traffic of Plymouth or Scituate harbor. They hosted holidays, theme parties, and game nights over the years for family and friends, as well as summer cookouts around the pool.

Stanley was blessed to have a wonderful second chapter in his life after his dear Barbara passed suddenly in 2004. He met Patricia Flynn of Weymouth, after she lost her husband Jim. They formed a strong, loving relationship and enjoyed extensive travel, countless social activities, and large family gatherings filled with food, drink, and laughter. Pat's tight-knit family gravitated to Stanley's energy, kindness, and sense of humor, and they soon considered him part of the family- a sentiment he reciprocated in kind.

Around this time, Stanley learned he had relatives from Lithuania that he never knew, and made two life-changing trips there, one with his daughter Lauren. He visited his cousins and the region that was once Poland, and he was able to see the birthplaces of his parents.

Stanley's life literally came full circle: he held a job in high school on the Naval Air Station South Weymouth, where he tended to the dirigible aircrafts (aka blimps) used to patrol the North Atlantic during World War II. He happily spent his final years with Pat at Fairing Way at Union Point- the site of the old Naval Air Station.

Stanley is predeceased by his wife Barbara (Richardson) Kuzborski and is survived by his daughter Pamela (Kuzborski) Schneider and husband Richard Schneider of Pembroke, MA; daughter Lauren (Kuzborski) Miller and husband Charlie Miller of Chepachet, RI; son John (Chip) Kuzborski and wife Cheryl Lee (Realin) Kuzborski of Plaistow, NH; granddaughter Kelly (Stanton) Costa and husband Rob Costa of Raynham, MA; granddaughter Taylar McRee and Greg Burbank of Johnston, RI; great granddaughters Ashlynn and Kendall Costa; life partner Patricia Flynn of Weymouth, MA, and her extended family: Charlene, Christine, Michael, Freddie, Carol, Caleigh, Kelsey, Riley, Rosalia, Ali; and many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws (and their families), and dear friends.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services will be private, with a Celebration of Life to be held later. In lieu of flowers or donations, please honor Stanley's incredible zest for life and love by emulating his kindness, generosity, and positivity whenever possible.

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Rockland, MA 02370
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