Mary and Joseph Lebinski, residents of Fairfield, have been married for over 45 years. They share the same feelings about love, commitment, and their bank. “We both love each other so,” says Mary grinning, “and we both love First County Bank.” Joseph nods his head in agreement, content to let his wife do the talking.
Their relationship with First County Bank began when they met Paul Bubniak, who is now a Vice President of Trust and Investments at First County Bank. Mary admits that Paul is like a family member. “He’s the sole reason I’m at First County Bank and I’m happy every time I see him,” she added. Together, Mary and Joseph do all their banking at First County Bank’s Westport branch.
Mary cites the friendliness, the warmth and the general “how-can-I-help-you” attitude that has her visiting the Bank at least once a week. “I missed my hair appointment last week because I was talking to a teller about my grandchildren,” she confessed. Joseph nods in agreement.
One of her favorite stories about First County Bank also involved her accountant, Joe. She recalled a couple of years ago, when Paul offered to send her bank statements to him. “That’s when I got a call from Joe, who said that he wanted to talk about something. My mind started to race, ‘my goodness, what could I have done’,” she thought. That’s when Paul called to let me know the accountant couldn’t stop talking about “Mary’s famous sauerkraut and kielbasa dish.” They both chuckled.
Little did Paul know what Mary had in store for him. Later that week, Mary showed up at her favorite bank with her favorite dish – of sauerkraut and kielbasa – and the whole branch enjoyed a very special lunch. Once again, Joseph nodded.