Laura H "Gram" (Lake) Dube Zawalick
Worcester - Laura H "Gram" (Lake) Dube Zawalick, 85, of 35 1/2 Ellsworth died Wednesday in her home surrounded by her family following an illness.
Her first husband Albert Dube died in 1969, her second husband Chester Zawalick died in 1986. Mrs. Zawalick is survived by a son David A Dube of Orlando Florida, four daughters Judith A Murphy of Croyden Pa. Claudette L Dominie of Ware Mass. Ethel L Fleming of Lunenburg Mass. and Helen M Dube of Worcester. Another daughter Anita L Dube of Worcester died in 1967. She also leaves a sister Bertha E West of Worcester, a sister Florence A Vinson of Norwood died last year and three other brothers pre-deceased her. She also leaves nineteen grandchildren, thirty nine great grandchildren, two great- great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Zawalick was born in Providence Rhode Island, her mother was the late Helen M Lake, and lived in Millbury before moving to Worcester fifty two years ago. A graduate of Millis High School, she later graduated from The Salvation Army School of Nursing then in Boston and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked most recently as a Personal Care Attendant for various private families retiring last year due to illness. She had many years ago worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse and later worked as a Hat Dresser at the former Paul Hat Company.
She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish in Worcester, and was the organizer of The Polka Dots and Polka Dot Dance Group. She was an avid polka dancer.
The funeral will be held Saturday June 9 from Henry Funeral Home, 33 Ward Street, with a Mass at 10:30 in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 34 Ward Street. Burial will follow in Saint John's Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home are today June 8 from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9pm.
Worcester - Edmund Kozakiewicz, 70, of 59 Arlington Street died Wednesday June 6 in UMass-Memorial Hospital, Memorial Campus following an illness.
He is survived by his wife of forty four years, Helena (Mackiewicz) Kozakiewicz , nieces nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews.
Mr. Kozakiewicz was born in Poland a son of Antoni and Anna (Nowelska) Kozakiewicz. He was educated in Poland and later served in the Polish Army, and came to this country in 1962.
He worked for twenty two years as a baker at Table Talk Pie Company retiring when they closed several years ago.
Mr. Kozakiewicz was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
The funeral will be Friday June 8 from The Henry Funeral Home 33 Ward Street with a Mass at 10:30 am in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church 34 Ward Street. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home are today June 7 from 5 to 8pm.
Marianne F. (Gregory) Plaszewski Ritso
Auburn - Marianne F. (Gregory) Plaszewski Ritso, 61, of 131 Washington Street, died Sunday, June 3, in Saint Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center.
She leaves her former husband Richard Plaszewski of Brookfield; two sons, Richard Plaszewski of Brooksville, Florida, and Robert T. Plaszewski of Bulverde, Texas. Four daughters, Deborah A. Plaszewski of Westminster, Diane Moccia of Mashpee, Doreen Arrell of Oxford and Lynn Beardsley of Spencer; twelve grandchildren; three great grandchildren. She was born in New York, daughter of Robert and Geraldine Gregory. She lived in Worcester prior to moving to Auburn twenty years ago.
She retired many years ago from the former Worcester City Hospital where she worked for many years as a cook.
She was a graduate of the former High School of Commerce in Worcester.
Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, in Henry Funeral Home, 33 Ward Street, Worcester. A funeral service will be conducted at 7:30pm Wednesday in the funeral home.
Henry F. Dymek Sr.
Worcester - Henry F. Dymek Sr., 84, of Worcester, died Friday, June 1, in the Hospice Residence, after a short illness.
He leaves his wife of 54 years, Margaret T. (Culhane) Dymek; two sons, Henry F. Dymek Jr. of Grafton and Dennis J. Dymek of Southampton; two brothers, Casimir Dymek of Andover and Boleslaw Dymek of Orange Park, Florida; a sister, Stasia Starses of Worcester; 4 grandchildren; nephews and nieces. He was born in Worcester, son of Stanislaw and Frances (Ksebka) Dymek and lived here all his life. He graduated from the former High School of Commerce.
Mr. Dymek was a self-employed window trimmer and display man many years for several department stores in Mass., Conn., and New Hampshire, before retiring in 1977. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the American Theater, the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, and the Phillipine Liberation. He served on the U.S.S. Darke.
He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Parish, the Greendale Retired Mens Club, the Worcester Lodge of Elks, and the American Legion Tatnuck Post.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, June 5, from Henry Funeral Home, 33 Ward Street, with a mass at 10 a.m. in Christ the King Church, 1052 Pleasant Street. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 4, in the funeral home. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to the Central Massachusetts Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 69 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605.
Zofia (Parzych) Josephs
WORCESTER - Zofia (Parzych) Josephs, 93, of 172 Perry Ave., died Monday May 21 in her home.
Her husband, Walter Josephs died many years ago.
She leaves three sons, Henry Szydlik of Worcester; Kazimierz Szydlik of Worcester; and John Stomski of Sutton; three daughters, Helena Kaminska of Worcester with whom she lived; Halina Wasiewicz of Worcester; and Henryka Zaremba of Worcester; a step daughter, Anna Pianka of Worcester; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; six great great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Jozef and Bronislawa Parzych and then lived in Poland until 1964 when she returned to Worcester.
Mrs. Josephs was a kitchen worker many years for Holy Cross College
And retired many years ago.
She was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church.
The funeral will be held on Saturday May 26, from Henry Funeral Home, 33 Ward St., with a Mass at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 34 Ward St. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery. Callings hours in the funeral home are tonight Wednesday May 23, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Joseph V. Smolinski
Worcester - Joseph V. Smolinski, 81, formerly of 57 Ward Street a resident of The Odd Fellows Home 104 Randolph Road, died Sunday, May 20, in the home.
He is survived by a niece Carol A Danilowicz-Cusson. Mr. Smolinski was born in Worcester, a son of Vincent and Bronislawa (Adeszko) Smolinski and lived here all of his life. He was a graduate of the former Classical High School, Class of 1936, and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1940. Mr. Smolinski was also a Violinist and attended the New England Conservatory of Music.
A Manufacturing Engineer for thirty years, he worked at Honeywell Manufacturing, Information Systems in Waltham for two years prior to his retirement in 1972. He was previously employed at Sylvania Electronics Co. in Needham, for six years. Raytheon Manufacturing Co. in Waltham for four years, Whitin Machine Works for for nine years and for Scoville Manufacturing Co in Waterbury Conn. for nine years.
During World War II, he served in the Navy as an Elecronics Technician's Mate, and served in the Asian Pacific Theatre of Operations.
A longtime member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, he was also a member of The Worcester Tech Old Timers Club. And at one time was a member of the Worcester Orchestra.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 23, from Henry Funeral Home, 33 Ward Street, with a Mass at 10:30 am in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 34 Ward Street. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are from 6 to 8pm Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Memorial Fund of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church 34 Ward Street Worcester Mass. 01610.
Albert C. Streimikis
Shrewsbury - Albert C. Streimikis, 82, of 9 Vega Drive, formerly of Underwood Street, Worcester, died Monday, May 14, in his home.
Mr. Streimikis is survived by two sisters, Helen E Welch of Shrewsbury with whom he lived and Ruth Kranetz of Union New Jersey. Nieces and nephews. A brother George S Streimikis of Leicester died in 1950.
He was born in Worcester a son of George and Margaret (Sroga) Streimikis and lived in Worcester before moving to Leicester. He later lived in Worcester for forty eight years before moving to Shrewsbury two years ago. He was educated in Leicester Schools.
Mr. Streimikis retired in 1985 as a Driver for Mass. Wholesale Drug Company where he worked for fifteen years. He previously was the owner and operator of the former Stafford Dairy in Leicester, until he sold it in 1970.
He was a member of Saint Charles Borromeo Parish.
The funeral will be held Friday, May 18, from Henry Funeral Home, 33 Ward Street, Worcester, with a Mass at 11am in Saint Charles Borromeo Church, 341 June Street, Worcester. Burial will follow in Saint John's Cemetery, Worcester. Calling hours at the funeral home are from 7 to 9pm tomorrow Thursday, May 17. Flowers may be sent or donations may be made to: Umass-Memorial Home Health and Hospice Program 43 Harvard Street Worcester Mass.