ROSLINDALE, MASS. – Annette (Bazarsky) Preblud of Roslindale, formerly of Cranston, died peacefully at Hebrew Senior Life, Roslindale, after a long period of failing health. Born in Providence, Annette was the youngest of eight children born to Rubin and Rose Bazarsky, immigrants from Kiev, Ukraine.
She was predeceased by Bertha Kasper, Mary Meadow, Morris Bazarsky, Max Bazarsky, Etta Nysko, Jeanne Kotler and Sam Bazarsky.
Annette enjoyed spending time with her family and close friends. Although she was the youngest of eight, she became the matriarch to 15 nieces and nephews, their spouses and two generations of children. She most enjoyed spending time in the loving embrace of her family and close friends.
Annette was passionately devoted to her two sons, Stephen and Barry. She leaves her beloved son, Barry Joel Preblud, who has been the light and focus of her life. Her older son, Dr. Stephen R. Preblud, a physician and epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control, predeceased her in 1989. Dr. Preblud was a leader in the field of childhood disease prevention.
In addition to her son Barry, she leaves behind nieces and nephews – Jamie and Harold Kotler, Stephen and Sandra Kotler Levine, Reggie Nysko, Sheila Nysko, David and Carol Bazarsky, Marshall and Connie Bazarsky, Brenton Bazarsky, Stuart Bazarsky Judy Lavine, Stephen Green and the late Seyna Green, Walter and Pam Bazarsky, Richard and Anne Bazarsky, Howard and Judy Bazarsky, Susan and Jamie Larson, Ben and Susan Kasper, and Hirschel and Cindy Kasper. She also leaves Darlene Koita and Denise Catallozzi, treasured friends.
Remembrances may be made to the Stephen R. Preblud Memorial Fund for Pediatrics: Trustees of Boston University, Boston University School of Medicine, 72 East Concord St., Suite L 219, Boston, MA 02218.