About Kim

Kimberly Ann Pawlowski

April 13, 1972 – March 8, 2022

Kimberly Ann Pawlowski gained her angel wings on March 8, 2022. She was 49.

Kim was born in Port Jefferson, New York to Stanley Jr & Margaret Pawlowski. Immediately placed a full-body cast for one year after her birth, everyone knew then that Kimmie was a strong soul.
She was the best big sister to her five siblings, Margaret “Peggy” Byrnes (Robert Byrnes), Stanley Pawlowski III, Ellen Pawlowski, Kristine Pawlowski Rodriguez (Eduardo Rodriguez), Paul Pawlowski (Anne Meister).

Kim was the most loving and dedicated aunt this world has ever seen to her nieces and nephews, Elizabeth-Anne, Bryson, Madelyn, Brynn and Desmond. She would shower them with gifts, treats, special notes and cards for every single important day, birthday or holiday, always making them feel special and important. That was one of her many superpowers.

She was like that for all of her family. There wasn’t a cousin’s birthday she forgot, a family event she didn’t attend, or an upcoming surgery for a third cousin once removed she wasn’t there for. If you were her family, she was first in line to offer her support. If you were family, you were in. Forever.

She showed that part of herself over and over, but never more than the way she cared for and attended to her Babci (Adele Pawlowski) for many years toward the end of her life. Taking her to appointments, doing her hair, bringing her food, and carrying out every whim or wish she had. Kim was Babci’s girl, and we are comforted knowing Babci met Kim with open arms and a “hey babe” when she left this world for the next.

Kim loved family traditions, organizing parties and just being together.

In 2016, she decided we were adopting a new family tradition. And so she purchased matching pajamas for every single one of us and forced us all to wear them on Christmas. And we’ve been doing it ever since.


She was the same for her friends. Cultivating lifelong friendships with friends she met at St. Isodores Catholic School in her early years, Mattituck High School, work colleagues, and many others along the way. She was as dedicated to her friends as she was to her family, and cherished the strong bonds they had.

Kim graduated Mattituck High School in 1991, then went on to earn many degrees and licenses in various professions. She showed love and kindness to patients in her role as a phlebotomist, then went on to work at Riverhead Landings for Related Management and then Fairfield Properties where she managed over 50 properties on the East End and a large team. Kim had a work ethic like no other. She was organized and on top of it for everything she did, and always made her residents and colleagues feel special, forging lifelong friendships with many of them and their families.

Kim grew up with a tennis racket in her hand, and when the Pawlowski family moved from Rocky Point to Cutchogue in 1987, the tennis court her parents constructed in their backyard would enable Kim and all her siblings to excel in the sport. Kim was named First Team All-Conference and played Division 1 tennis in college.

Kim had a heart of gold, and held a special place for those in need and those struggling with addiction. Kim regularly volunteered at various homeless shelters and community outreach programs. But most notably Kim did things for others that few knew of. Like befriending a homeless woman named Ellen. Kim brought her food regularly, gave her clothes and necessities, but most importantly, Kim looked at her as a person. She sat with her and listened to her and made her feel worthy. That was another of Kim’s superpowers.

Kim loved random acts of kindness and paying it forward, and would regularly pay for the coffee of the people behind her at Starbucks and or surprise her loved ones at dinner with a paid bill.

Brian Stewart was the love of her life, and she was heartbroken to lose him in December 2019. Kim’s love for Brian was vast and wide, as well as love she had for Brian’s daughter Ashley, and his family. We are again comforted knowing Brian met her with a giant hug and his signature fireworks for her arrival in Heaven.

And if all of that doesn’t illustrate what an extraordinary human being Kim is, she also gave life. In October 2020, Kim gave her kidney to the brother of a family friend to save his life.

Kim said that she never gave birth to children of her own, but she did give life. The depths of her heart had no bounds.

Kim loved big and hard, and when you were in her heart, you were there forever. She was a shining soul, beautiful inside and out. She will be dearly missed.