Kimberly Sue Wisniewski, 54, of Dunkirk, was taken up into Heaven on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.
Kim was born Aug. 14, the daughter of James and Carolyn Wisniewski of Dunkirk.
Kim was the absolute heart of her entire family.Kim had a joyous essence and she lit up a room with her smile and loving hugs. She was able to turn anyone’s bad day into warmth and happiness, just speaking with her. We can all hear her now saying, “Come here you! You are so cute!” Kimmy was our special girl and all that was good in the world. The genuine affection Kim had for everyone radiated God’s love that you could feel. Kim was a rare ray of light that permeated people’s hearts and you couldn’t help but love being in her company. Kim would always say she had a direct line to God and you could always feel him in her presence.
Kim graduated from St. Joseph’s School for Exceptional Children in Dunkirk in 1985. She loved helping to take care of her family and assisting with the cooking and baking. Kim was very creative and enjoyed crafts and coloring. She loved dancing and music, especially listening to Kenny Rogers, Wynonna, Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline. She had a special love for Polka music and she was an avid listener to Polka Party every Sunday on WDOE. Bobby Vinton’s “Melody of Love” and the Chicken Dance were her favorites. Kim enjoyed playing bingo, scratch off lottery tickets, word search puzzles, reading the Sunday newspaper store flyers, eating out at restaurants, getting cards from the BMA Sunshine Club, and watching “I Love Lucy” on TV. Most of all, Kim truly loved spending time at home with her parents, her devoted sister, Tamara, and her dear nephew and niece, Noah and Myah, who she just adored. Watching WWE Smackdown on Friday nights with Noah and Myah, was a staple for her and she would root on her favorites with excitement, with each of the kiddos sitting on either side of her.
Kim was a past member of the Kosciuszko Polish Home and is a member of Blessed Mary Angela Parish, Church of St. Hyacinth in Dunkirk.
Kimmy is survived by her parents, James and Carolyn Wisniewski; her little sister, Tamara Benjamin; her nephew and special godson, Noah Benjamin, and her niece she lovingly referred to as her “My My” Myah Benjamin. She is also survived by her Aunt Nancy Odebralski of Dunkirk, Aunt, Diane Pulvino of Erie, Pa.; her Godfather, Uncle David and Aunt Anita Hoth of California, Uncle Joe and Aunt Pauline Wisniewski of Dunkirk, and her Godmother, Aunt Mary Ann and Uncle, Don Dawson of Ohio. Also several cousins survive in the Dunkirk area, the United States and abroad.Kim was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Evelyn Hoth; her paternal grandparents Edward and Anna Wisniewski; her great aunts: Theresa Edsall, Emily Mackowiak, Lillian Wyszynski and Margaret Kozlowski; and her great- uncle, Erwin Wyszynski. She was also predeceased by her Uncle Ronald Odebralski, Uncle Edward and Aunt Jenny Wisniewski, Uncle Norman and Aunt Pauline Cherry; and her infant cousins: Gerald Odebralski and Stacia Rozmin.
To honor Kimberly, memorial donations may be made in her honor to Northern Chautauqua Catholic School, 336 Washington Ave., Dunkirk, NY 14048.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on today at 10 a.m., at Blessed Mary Angela Parish, Church of St. Hyacinth in Dunkirk, with Father Jan Trela celebrating the Mass. Internment will be at St. Hyacinth Cemetery in Dunkirk.