Lauraine Kowsky, a retired Western Electric employee, died Friday in Schofield Residence, Town of Tonawanda, after a long illness. She was 95.
Born Lauraine Sitzman in Buffalo, she attended Buffalo public schools.
Mrs. Kowsky worked as a machine operator for Western Electric from 1940 until her retirement in 1970.
She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in the City of Tonawanda, where she participated in the Forever Young program and the Altar and Rosary Society.
She was also active with the McLaughlin Center, the YWCA of the Tonawandas and its travel club, as well as the Electric Pioneer Club, AARP and Meals on Wheels.
Mrs. Kowsky was a avid bridge player.
Her husband of 53 years, Levant, died in 1983.
Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Martin of Tucson, Ariz.; a son, Donald of North Tonawanda; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Francis Church, 71 Adam St., City of Tonawanda. Private interment is planned in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.