Maria Aniela Masiorski
AGE: 66 • Cedar Knolls
Maria Masiorski, who filled the lives of those around her with love and cake, died Monday, March 4, 2013 in Morristown. She was 66. The cause was complications from uterine cancer. Born in Lipno, Poland, Maria came to America in her early 20s. In an English class in Wallington she met her first husband, Jaroslaw Kalawur, with whom she had the three children who were the center of her life: Peter, Annette and Yvonne. Her dedication to her children, family and friends outweighed even the loyalty she gave her employer, Pfizer, where she worked on the factory floor for 35 years before retirement. Maria showed her love through warm hugs, bright smiles—and baked goods. Her cheesecakes were legendary in the family; it was not unusual for her to bake seven desserts for a dinner of 12. So abundant was her love.
Maria is survived by her husband, Tadeusz Masiorski; her brother, Kazimierz Majewski of Gilroy, Calif.; and her children, Peter, Annette, Yvonne and their families, including a granddaughter, Tiffany, great-grandchildren, Dillon and Audrey, and 6-week-old Aniela, the granddaughter who shares her name with Maria's middle name.
A funeral mass will be held Saturday at 10 am at Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel Church in Cedar Knolls. A viewing will be held at Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home in Whippany, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.
Published in Daily Record on Mar. 7, 2013.