In Loving Memory of Priscilla Marion Gminski

June 19, 1920
Bridgeport, CT
March 10, 2018
Bridgeport, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Thursday 12:30 PM- 1:00 PM

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

March 15, 2018


Spear-Miller Funeral Home

Funeral Service

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

Thursday, March 15, 2018 1:00 PM


Family Gathering


Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church

1089 Fairfield Woods Road,
CT 06825

The Jewish Home, Jewish Senior Services, Attn: Foundation

4200 Park Avenue,
CT 06604

Scholarship Program, Wednesday Afternoon Music Club (WAMC)

c/o Kant,
50 Laurel Drive,
CT 06612

Priscilla Marion Gminski

Priscilla Marion Gminski, 97, died peacefully on March 10, 2018 at The Jewish Home. Arrangements are with Spear-Miller Funeral Home in Fairfield.

She was the daughter of Antonina and Victor Lesniewski and the wife of F. Walter Gminski (d.1994). She was predeceased by her sister Marion, brothers Conrad, Frank, Paul, Richard, Stanley, Vincent, and her son W. Gerald Gminski and granddaughter Priscilla Ruth Burr. She is survived by her daughters Constance Burr (Timothy) and Ruth Priscilla Gminski and her son Leslie Gminski; her grandchildren Sarah Burr Crockett (Sandy), Eben Burr (Tanya), Erica and Matthew Gminski, Leslie’s children; and Emmy and Chris Gminski, Gerry’s children; great grandchildren Andrew and Eben Crockett and Banks Burr; her sister-in-law Alva Gminski; and many nephews and nieces.

A lifelong resident of Bridgeport and Fairfield, Priscilla graduated from Lincoln School, where, as students filed out for the day, she played the Connecticut March on the piano. During those years, she won the Library Reading Award three years in a row. She attended Harding High School. She studied piano since childhood. In her youth she accompanied soloists and choirs.

During the 1960s and 70s she was a licensed health care aid in Bridgeport Hospital and nearby communities. In the early 50s, she and her family moved to an old farmhouse in Fairfield, which she and Walter restored.

She was an early member of La Leche League in the 1950s. Priscilla was a founding member of the Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church. Her interests focused on education, family and many friends. Most recently she contributed to”Memories, Stories and Wisdom," the oral history program at the Jewish Home. Blind for a number of years, she continued her love of reading by listening to Talking Books provided free from the Library of Congress. A wordsmith, she also continued to do crossword puzzles. A friend would read the clues and she would provide the answers.

Thanks to all who helped with her care.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church,1089 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield CT 06825; The Jewish Home, Jewish Senior Services, Attn: Foundation, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604; and Scholarship Program, Wednesday Afternoon Music Club (WAMC), c/o J.Kant, 50 Laurel Drive, Easton, CT 06612.

On Thursday, March 15, viewing will be at 12:30, Service at 1:00 at Spear-Miller Funeral Home. Burial services will be for family.

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  1. Dear Ruth and your family,
    Special prayers for the passing of
    your Mother. May she be at peace.
    Cherish all those special memories.