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Jozefa "Josephine" Stawniak

1923 - 2014 HOUSATONIC Jozefa "Josephine" Stawniak, 90, of Housatonic, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Hillcrest Commons, Pittsfield. She was born in Sloboda, Poland, on May 29, 1923, daughter of Jozef and Maria Lysy Kopacz. She was raised, and attended schools, in Poland. Josephine moved to Housatonic in 1950. She worked at Becton and Dickinson for many years as a machine operator in the molding department. She was a communicant of the former All Saints Church and a member of its Rosary Sodality. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, knitting, and loved growing flowers. Josephine's husband, Chester, whom she married in 1946, died May 13, 1966. Josephine leaves two daughters, Jeanne Ptak, and her husband, Ted, of Housatonic, and Helen Stawniak of Lee; four grandchildren, Andrea Ptak, Donna Hammer, Robin Kahler, and Craig Ptak, six great-grandchildren, Kyle, Kyra, Morgan, Brandon, Georgia and Greta, and one niece, Lucy Frimpter, and her husband, David, of Virginia. Besides her husband Chester, Josephine was also predeceased by one sister, Stella Kokiel. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Jozefa "Josephine" Stawniak, who died Jan. 25, will be held on Friday, Jan. 31, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church, Corpus Christi Parish, with the Rev. William P. Murphy pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Bridget's Cemetery. Family will receive friends at a calling hour preceding the funeral from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Josephine's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society in care of the funeral home, 33 South Street, Great Barrington, MA. 01230. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.S
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 28, 2014
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