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Germaine (Penninck) Nowosad

November 22, 1928 ~ August 14, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old


Germaine Nowosad, of Lebanon, passed away at her home on August 14, 2023, with her beloved, attentive son by her side.  She was 94 years old.  Germaine was born in Belgium on November 22, 1928, a daughter of the late Alphonse and Marie Penninck.  Soon after WWII, Germaine married Jan Nowosad in 1948.  The couple emigrated to the U.S. in 1956 and settled in New Britain where they raised their son.  The family moved to Lebanon in 1985, building the home where Germaine resided to this day.  Soon after moving to Lebanon, they divided their property and several others built homes there as well, creating a multi-generational homestead of extended family. In the summer months, they enjoyed family vacationing on a small island at the mouth of the CT River in Old Lyme.   As a young woman, Germaine worked as a seamstress.  Upon coming to America, she worked as a machinist at Atlantic Machine for over 30 years, retiring several years ago.  In her free time, Germaine enjoyed making needlepoint tapestries, or knitting, and crocheting beautiful garments which she generously gifted to her family and friends.   She will be sadly missed but always remembered with love by her son John and his wife, Joann Nowosad; her grandchildren, who she was lovingly referred to as Mimi, Robert (Lydia) Nowosad, Jason (Berkeley) Nowosad; granddaughter in law, Genevieve Nowosad, all of Lebanon; great grandchildren, Jack, Aria, Alana, Lilah, Isabelle and Ava; a special niece and her husband, Kreisha (Zbigniew) Pastuszak and their children; and many extended family members in Australia and Belgium and several friends. Germaine was predeceased by her husband, Jan on May 16, 2003, her grandson Jamie, and a great granddaughter, Julianna.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd beginning with a calling hour from 10-11 am at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd, Colchester, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am at St. Francis of Assisi Church on West Town St., Lebanon. Burial will be in the New Lebanon Cemetery.  To sign the online guest book or share a memory of Germaine, please visit 

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August 22, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Aurara McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

Funeral Mass
August 22, 2023

11:30 AM
St. Francis of Assisi Church
67 West Town Street
Lebanon, CT 06249

August 22, 2023

New Lebanon Cemetery
Waterman Rd
Lebanon, CT 06249


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