NAUGATUCK — Kathleen Anne Karlak, 22, of 243 East Waterbury Road, Naugatuck died Saturday, June 18, at St. Mary’s Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Kathleen was born in Waterbury on Sept. 2, 1988 daughter of John Stephen and Teresa (Martin) Karlak. She was a graduate of Naugatuck High School and recently graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. and was currently working in food service. She was a kind and deeply caring young woman who put the needs and well being of others before her own and was always willing to help to those in need. She was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Prospect.
Besides her parents, Kathleen is survived by two brothers, Nicholas Karlak of Seymour and Christopher Karlak of Naugatuck; her maternal grandfather, Edward Martin of Groton; her paternal grandmother, Agnes Karlak of Southbury and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, June 25, at 9 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, 4 Union City Road Prospect. Family and friends are asked to please meet directly at the church. Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 24, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 26 Waterbury Road, Route 69, Prospect. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery in Waterbury.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society New England Division, P.O. Box 1004 Meriden, CT 06450-1004 or to the Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road Branford, CT 06405.
For more information and online condolences visit www.buckmillerbrothers.com.