Aldona Gozikowski Passes Away

Posted: September 30, 2011 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: September 30, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Aldona Gozikowski

Aldona Gozikowski. Photo by Evan Cantwell

Aldona Gozikowski, a Mason employee who retired in 2006 after 35 years of service to Mason and then returned the following year as a part-time employee, died on Sept. 28 from complications of amyloidosis.

Gozikowski most recently worked part-time in the College of Health and Human Services as an assistant to Mary-Earle Farrell, director of development. Gozikowski concluded her employment with the university in July 2011.

In 2004, when Gozikowski was executive assistant to Provost Peter Stearns, she was profiled in the Mason Gazette as “An Everyday Hero.” By her count, she had worked for seven provosts, including interim and acting, and held several other positions at Mason.

“Her service was exemplary, her devotion to the university unparalleled. She will be deeply missed,” said Provost Peter Stearns.

Gozikowski’s husband passed away in 2006. She is survived by two daughters, Michele Brennan and Karen Harant; two grandchildren, Devon Harant and Lainie Brennan; and a sister, Rose Mary Mataloni.

The family will receive visitors on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Everly Funeral Home, 10565 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030. Funeral services will be on Monday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 9300 Stonewall Road, Manassas, VA 20110. Interment will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park, 9900 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032. The family suggests memorial contributions to All Saints Catholic Church.


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