TURNERS FALLS - Alice Anita (Jarry) Makarewicz, 89, of Turners Falls, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on June 12, 2014 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield.
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Alice was born on Dec. 21, 1924 to the late Edward and Marie (Kosolowska) Jarry and was raised in Millers Falls. In November 1945, she was married to Stanley Makarewicz. They made their home in Turners Falls and were married for 43 years, until his death in 1988.
Alice was a dedicated homemaker who took great pleasure in cooking and baking for family and friends who were always welcome in her home. She enjoyed various crafts such as sewing and knitting and loved to share her handiwork. Her generosity, strength, devotion to family, and sense of humor will long be remembered.
She is survived by her children: Vicki Sutton of Colrain; Fran (Mike) Lynch of Turners Falls and Laurie (Mark) Robert of Sandwich; eight grandchildren: Kori (Tim) Lapham of Vienna, VA; Kristin (Phil) Arendt of Salt Lake City, UT; Kipp (Esterlina) Sutton of Bangkok, Thailand; Kami (Brian) Hunt of Lake Placid, NY; Katie (Craig) Najarian of Northborough, MA; Kerri Lynch of Greenfield and Allison and Jack Robert of Sandwich, MA. She also leaves nine great-grandchildren: Emma and Tim Arendt, Rachel and Robbie Lapham, Julia and Grace Najarian, Yakira and Zuleika Sutton and Jackson Hunt. In addition, she leaves her sister, Rose Marie Szulborski of Greenfield, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband and her sisters, Jean Black and Teresa Buchanan.
The family would like to thank the staff at Poet's Seat Health Care Center and Baystate Franklin Medical Center for their kind and compassionate care of Alice in the final months and days of her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alice's memory to the Food Bank of Western Mass, PO Box 160, Hatfield, MA 01038.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, June 21, at Walker Funeral Home, 14 High St., Greenfield, MA, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A short memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. at Kingdom Hall (290 Shelburne Road, Greenfield), where Alice has been a member for over 25 years. Burial will take place during a private family ceremony in August.
Walker Funeral Home
14 High St Greenfield, MA 01301
Published in The Recorder on June 19, 2014