Dr. Barbara Rucinska, RIP

Dr. Rucinska, I will forever miss our talks on politics, religion, and life. May the Angels of Heaven welcome you with open arms. Welcome to paradise.

Dr. Barbara Rucinska

STRAFFORD ; Dr. Barbara Rucinska, 59, of Parshley Lane, died March 20, 2008, at her home, after a long battle with cancer.

Born June 3, 1948, in Gdansk, Poland, she was the daughter of Marian and Gertruda (Burau) Dziurla.

Barbara has lived in the United States for the past 25 years, after moving from Gdynia, Poland, with her husband. She graduated from the Gdansk University of Technology and earned her doctorate in computer engineering in the United States. She earned a position at the University of New Hampshire as a senior lecturer of computer engineering, testing and testability, and security engineering. She loved people and people loved her.

Members of her family include her husband of 29 years, Dr. Andrzej Rucinski, of Strafford; and her sisters, Maria Dziurla, who lives in Poland, and Jadwiga Denamps, who lives in France.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to the University of New Hampshire Foundation, Elliott Alumni Center, with a note attached that reads, In Memory of Barbara Rucinska to be given to the UNH ECE Department.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., Rochester, NH 03867.

Burial will be in Poland at a later date.

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