Lillian E. Goralski

AMHERST - Lillian E. Goralski, 78, an Amherst native, died Monday, unexpectedly.

Lillian was a much beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her two daughters, Linda Maile-Smith and husband John of Holyoke and Diane Dudkiewicz and husband Ignatius of Saco, Maine; a sister, Pauline Clark of California; grandchildren, Daniel, Nicole, Aimee and Jessica; and seven great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by three children, Donita, Leon and Stephen.

Lillian will be remembered as a loving, caring and kind individual who always thought of others before herself. She was an avid reader, loved her gardens, birds, needlework, and had a great love of trains. She will be missed by all. Lillian had a decidedly positive outlook on life despite multiple obstacles, and her children will remember her as the best mother on the earth.

A memorial service will be held at Douglass Funeral Service, 87 N. Pleasant St., Amherst, on Monday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Hadley.

Donations in Lillian's memory may be made to either the or the Sidney F. Smith Toy Fund, c/o The Daily Hampshire Gazette.

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Jan. 24, 2013