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Stella E. Zmuda
ALBUQUERQUE, NM- Age 105, Stella (Kukla) Zmuda passed away on December 3, 2012 of natural aging causes at the Princeton Place Nursing Home in Albuquerque, NM.
Originally from Blackstone, she was married to Joseph (Pat) Zmuda who passed away in 1989 when they lived in Gorham, ME.
Pat and Stella owned and operated the Blackstone Diner from the early 40's until the mid 70's.
Born October 7, 1907 in Blackstone to the late Frank and Anelia (Drabiec) Kukla, she was preceded in death by her siblings, brother Frank Kukla and sisters Helen Vetovis, Valeria Blazejewski, and Sarah Vetovis, and two daughters, Janice Dobeck Flynn of Albuquerque and Sheila McGonagle of Dunellon, FL.
She is survived by a son, Joseph F. Zmuda, Jr. of Albuquerque and wife Patricia, and three grandsons, Dennis Flynn of Front Royal, VA, Matthew Zmuda of Albuquerque and Jason Zmuda of Annapolis, MD. Her cremains will be laid to rest at a graveside memorial service at St. Paul's Cemetery at noon on Wednesday, May 15 in Blackstone.