Katherine Anne Rausch

katherine rausch

June 17, 1952 ~ February 19, 2023

Born in: Worcester, MA
Resided in: New Haven, CT

Katherine Anne Rausch, 70, passed away on February 19, 2023 after a short illness at the Hospital of St. Raphael. She was born in Worcester, MA on June 17, 1952 to the late Edward and Virginia King Kozlowski. Kathy grew up in Sutton, MA before being introduced to her future husband, Daniel Max Rausch, at a church dinner. After their wedding, New Haven became home for the next 44 years. She received her BA from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY, and went on to graduate with her MBA from Sacred Heart University. Her faith and her church were extremely important to Kathy. As an active member of United Church on the Green in New Haven, she was involved with the United Community Nursery School program and was a member of the handbell choir. While growing up, Kathy took part in the 4-H Club and the Rainbow Girls. As an adult she went on to join the Daughters of the American Revolution. In her free time she enjoyed sewing and needlework, and had an appreciation for Classical music and a fondness for going to concerts. Kathy’s favorite pastime though, were walks on the beach at Lighthouse Point with her husband.
Besides the love of her life, Kathy will be remembered by her brother and sisters-in-law, Rich and Helen Kozlowski of Gales Ferry and Christine Kozlowski of Millbury, MA, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her infant son, Max Benjamin Rausch and recently her brother, Michael Kozlowski.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, March 10th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. A Memorial Service celebrating Kathy’s life will be on Saturday, March 11th at 10:00 a.m. in the United Church on the Green, 270 Temple St., New Haven, followed by burial in Grove Street Cemetery. Donations in Katherine’s memory may be made to the Max Benjamin Rausch Memorial Fund, c/o United Church on the Green Parish House, 323 Temple St., New Haven, CT 06511.


Visitation: March 10, 2023 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Memorial Service: March 11, 2023 10:00 am

United Church on the Green
270 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511


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  1. I will remember your with great affection, my neighbor may she rest in peace and God welcome her in his arms.

  2. Kathy was one of the saints of God. May Dan and all who loved her know the comfort of the Spirit’s embrace during this time of grief.
    With deep sympathy,
    Rev. Louise B. Higginbotham, pastor emerita, United Church on the Green

  3. Kathy is such a sweet woman and wife. Charlotte and I are devastated to know of her passing. It’s good to know she is rejoicing in Heaven cradling her child in her arms overcome with joy in her reunion with Max Benjamin Rausch. We will pray for you.

  4. Kathy was a wonderful person. Always laughing. Was a classmate @ SHS and basketball player. She will be missed.

  5. I worked with Kathy at Fairfield University, a long time ago. I have often thought of her and I am very sorry to hear of her passing. She was a very nice person and I enjoyed our brief time as co-workers.

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