Dona Jane Pawloski Ginty, age 87, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2023 in Sarasota, Florida after a long and blessed life. Originally from Waterbury Connecticut, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Vera Pawloski. She leaves behind her husband of 47 years, Frank E. Ginty, the love of her life. Dona was the oldest of six children; she leaves behind her sister Sandra Boucher (Maurice) and brothers Lee (Martha) Pawloski, Michael Pawloski, Richard Pawloski, and William Pawloski.
Dona graduated from Crosby High School in Waterbury, CT and went on to study education at the University of Connecticut. She started her career as a high school English teacher and then became a college professor at Naugatuck Community College for 27 years, teaching English, Speech and Literature. She enjoyed reading, going to the theater, summers at Sandy Shore Beach and traveling the world with her beloved Frank. She could start a conversation with anyone she met and make you feel at ease. Upon retirement she and her husband relocated to Sarasota Florida. She was a member of the Sarasota Power Squadron. She leaves behind many loved nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.