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Anna "Nusia" Psutka, 86, of Granby, CT and formerly of Southington, CT, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 27, 2016 at MeadowBrook of Granby. She was born in Maleniska, Poland on September 8, 1929, daughter of the late Jozef and Karolina (Szwarc) Psutka. As a young girl, uprooted from her home by World War II and after crossing Poland and Czechoslovakia as a refugee, she found herself in the Displaced Persons camp in Aschaffenburg, Germany after the war. Early in 1947, she left Aschaffenburg for St. Georges Quebec in Canada as the youngest of 100 girls recruited by the Canadian textile industrialist Ludger Dionne to work in his mill for two years. She made lifelong friendships with the other girls while living in a Catholic covenant. She eased the pain of separation from the family and homeland for herself and her friends by playing the accordion. In 1949, she joined her family, who by that time had immigrated from Aschaffenburg to the United States, in Hartford, CT. She lived in Hartford until the mid 1980's when she moved to Southington, CT. Nusia worked at Arrow-Hart & Hegeman in Hartford, CT where in later years she served as a union steward. After retiring, she became a "winter bird" who traveled north to Canada every year in the autumn where she shared wonderful times with her friends. In addition to playing the accordion, Nusia's hobbies included; skiing, bowling, playing cards and taking an occasional trip to the casino. Anna was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy in Plainville, CT. Nusia leaves a niece, Alicja (Psutka) Garcia and her husband Andrew of Colchester; and three nephews, Ryszard Kluzinski and his wife Alina of Windsor, Leopold Psutka and his wife Annette of East Hartland, and Michael Psutka and his wife Anna of Granby. She also leaves many great nieces and nephews who loved her and will miss her dearly. She was predeceased by her sister, Josephine (Psutka) Kluzinski and four brothers, Jacob, Alfred, Stanley, and Henry Psutka. Her family would like to thank the staff at MeadowBrook of Granby and Masonicare Partners Hospice who offered compassionate care, especially those people who spent extra time and offered a hug and a kiss and went above and beyond to make her feel at home. A special thank you to Mrs. Sophie Cancelmo and Mrs. Ann Moshetto for their kind friendship. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 1, 9-10 a.m., at the Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m., at SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, 61 Popieluszko Ct., Hartford. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. The family has requested that memorial donations be made to SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, 55 Charter Oak Ave., Hartford, CT 06106.