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Frances (Bukowski) Sciabarrasi

Frances (Bukowski) Sciabarrasi
formerly of Gardner; 89

FITCHBURG -- Frances (Bukowski) Sciabarrasi, 89, died Saturday, February 15, 2014 at HealthAlliance Leominster Hospital.

Frances, fondly known as "Fanny", was the wife of 50 years to the late Santo R. Sciabarrasi, who died in 1994. She leaves four children, Helen M. Proctor of Fitchburg, James E. Sciabarrasi and his wife Judy of Andover, Michael Sciabarrasi and his wife Gail of Dover, NH, and Paula Sciabarrasi and her husband Dave Wiinikainen of Easton, ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Frances is also predeceased by her three brothers and three sisters, Zygmont Bukowski, Chester Bukowski, and Michael Bukowski, Wanda Manning, Victoria Michaud, and Josephine Allaire.

Fanny was born in Gardner, on September 9, 1924, daughter of the late Stanislaw and Helen (Drzazewski) Bukowski. She grew up in Gardner, and graduated from Gardner High School in 1942. She and Santo were married on November 18, 1944. She was a former member of the Sacred Heart Church in Fitchburg, and a member of St. Bernard's Parish at St. Camillus Church in Fitchburg. She enjoyed dancing, music, playing cards and dominos, reading and making puzzles, telling jokes and traveling to Florida in the winter.

Fanny devoted her life to loving and taking care of her family, she was truly an inspiration and deeply treasured by her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

SCIABARRASI -- The Funeral will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014, from the Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli and the Fitchburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 243 Water Street, Fitchburg, with a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bernard's Parish at St. Camillus Church, 333 Mechanic Street, Fitchburg, MA.

Burial will follow in the St. Bernard's Cemetery, Fitchburg, MA.

Calling Hours will be on Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home.

Flowers may be sent or Memorial Contributions can be made in Frances' name to the Friends of the Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street, Leominster, MA 01453 or to the St. Cecelia's Church, 180 Mechanic Street, Leominster, MA 01453, whose dedication and services made a great impact during Frances' later years.

See www.masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net for further information.
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Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Feb. 19, 2014
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