Salem — Audrey Ann Matusiak, 62, of Salem, peacefully passed away on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at Beechwood Healthcare in New London surrounded by loved ones.
Audrey was born on Dec. 31, 1954, in Riverside, N.J., to Charles and Blanche Fuhrer. She grew up in Beverly, N.J. and moved to Salem in 1991 where she raised her two children.
Audrey's passion and talent for cooking inspired her fulfilling career at Mohegan Sun for over 10 years. Audrey was the definition of selflessness, as she was always putting others before herself and gave in every way she could. Family and food were always her favorite topics of discussion. Her courage, strength and love touched all who surrounded her.
Audrey is survived by her companion of 23 years, Anthony J. Sikorski of Salem; daughter, Ashley Benson and husband, Paul, of Groton; son, John Matusiak of Salem, who dedicated himself during her homecare; sisters, Marion Brick of Salem and Diana Phelan of Norwich.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Center for Hospice Care Southeastern Connecticut, the doctors and nursing staff of the sixth floor at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Beechwood Post Acute & Transitional Care for being the warriors that provided comfort and support during her battle with cancer.
The family asks that in a lieu of flowers, donations be made to Center for Hospice Care Southeastern Connecticut, 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT 06360.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
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