Catherine “Kay” S. Porydzy, 97, of Southington, died peacefully on Saturday, February 19, 2022. She was born in Southington on January 15, 1925 to the late John and Margaret (McGarvey) Sargent and had been a lifelong Southington resident.
Kay was the loving wife of the late Mitchell Porydzy and mother of her late beloved son, Mitchell J. Porydzy II. Mrs. Porydzy worked for many years, alongside her husband and son, in the operation of Mitchell Motors Ford Dealership in Southington.
She was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church and a lifetime member of Bradley Memorial Auxiliary. She volunteered for many years in the hospital thrift shop and gift shop.
Catherine is survived by her sisters-in-law, Elsie Sargent and Terry Porydzy and also many nieces and nephews, including Robert Anderson and wife Judy, Richard Anderson and wife Mary, Annette Horner and husband Allan, Robert Sargent, Kathleen Noury and husband Dennis, Nancy Slesinski and husband John, Richard Sargent and wife, Mary all of Southington, and Jay Sargent and wife Sue of Maryland. She also leaves behind special friends, Maureen and Tom Murphy, Walter Hushak and Al and Dorothy Lalla, all of Southington.
In addition to her husband and son, Kay was predeceased by her sister, Margaret Anderson and four brothers, Joseph, Lawrence, Richard and John Sargent.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Catherine’s memory may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, 386 Park Avenue, 17th floor, New York, NY 10016.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St, Plantsville. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Southington. Calling hours will be held before the service from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.