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Sophie (Piekos) Gwozdz


1930 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Mrs. Sophie J. (Piekos) Gwozdz, 83, of 308 Fales Rd., Cheshire, died early Thursday morning, October 24, 2013, at North Adams Regional Hospital.
She was born in Cheshire on October 17, 1930, a daughter of the late Jan and Karolina (Bulsa) Piekos. She attended Cheshire elementary schools, and graduated from the former Adams High School with the Class of 1948.
Sophie last worked as the director of the school lunch program at St. Stanislaus Kostka School in Adams for over 20 years, until retiring in 1991. She had also assisted in the operation of the family farm, Mizpah Dairy in Cheshire, from 1954 until 1970. She had also worked at the former Sprague Electric Co. in North Adams for several years. She was well known for baking and decorating cakes for many occasions.
She was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Cheshire, and was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Adams, for many years.
Her husband, Walter J. Gwozdz, whom she married on September 11, 1954, died on June 1, 1970.
She is survived by three sons, John J. Gwozdz and his wife, Ann, with whom she resided, Mickey Gwozdz and his wife, Margy, of Cheshire, and Bernard F. Gwozdz and his wife Wendy, of Pittsfield; three daughters, Marie H. Gwozdz and her husband Bruce Wood, of Pittsfield, Katherine A. Gwozdz and her husband, Gary Rollins, of Cheshire, and Carol LeFebvre and her husband, Peter, of Cheshire; a sister, Victoria Zabawa of Southampton; a brother, Frank Piekos of Cheshire; 12 grandchildren, two great -grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was predeceased by seven brothers, Josef, Stanley, Walter, John, Henry, Thaddeus and Kasimer Piekos; and by two sisters, Emilia Jajko and Marie Adamczek.
FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held on Monday, Oct. 28, at 10:45 a.m. from the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St. Adams, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 12 Noon in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Cheshire, celebrated by Rev. David R. Raymond, Pastor. Burial will follow in Cheshire Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to VNA & Hospice of Northern Berkshire, 99 Hospital Ave., North Adams, MA 01247, or to Elder Services of Berkshire County, 66 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield, Mass.01201.
To leave a message of condolence, or for directions, please go online to www.paciorekfuneral.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Oct. 26, 2013
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