Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother Josephine M. "Tillie" Nowakowski, age 80, of Harborcreek, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013, at Twinbrook Medical Center. She was born in Erie on March 2, 1932,daughter of the late John and Kathryn Haley. Tillie was a member of St. Mark the Evangelist R.C. Church. She was employed at Marx Toys then Super Duper prior to retirement. Tillie enjoyed roller skating, dancing and cooking. She especially enjoyed time spent with her family at many special occasions. Tillie is lovingly survived by her husband of 63 years, John Nowakowski. She was the devoted mother of three children, David Nowakowski (Christine) and Sharon Hedlund (James) all of Harborcreek, and Patrick Nowakowski (Jennifer) of Indianapolis, Ind. She is also survived by two sisters, Marie Porada of Erie and Patricia Chido (Carl) of Girard, and one brother, James Haley (Mary) of Waterford. Tillie was a loving grandmother to five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Tillie was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Michael Haley. Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road on Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a Prayer Service there on Thursday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mark the Evangelist R.C. Church at 10 a.m. Interment, Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be designated to the
, Greater PA Chapter, 1128 State St., Suite 301, Erie, PA 16501.