Lillian Shemanski Bonczek, 96, of Avoca, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Allied Hospice, Scranton.
She was born in the Browns Patch section of Avoca on Dec. 7, 1924, and was the daughter of the late Henry and Stella Konapinski Shemanski.
Lillian was member of Queen of the Apostles Parish Church (Ss. Peter and Paul Parish,) Avoca, and a 1942 graduate of Avoca High School. For many years Lillian was employed by Parodi Cigar Co. and the Consolidated Cigar Co. She retired in 1990 from Topps Chewing gum where she was employed for 25 years.
She was a former member of Ss. Peter and Paul's woman's society and a member of the VFW Post 8335 Ladies Auxiliary, Avoca. Lillian loved her Polish Heritage and enjoyed cooking and entertaining for her family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Bonczek, in 1973; her son, John Bonczek, in 2007; also her infant brother, Raymond Shemanski; her brothers, Joseph and John Shemanski; and her sister, Frances Connolly.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Bonczek, Pittston; her siblings, Dorothy Snopkowski, Naugatuck, Conn.; Frank and his wife, Dolores Shemanski, Naugatuck, Conn.; Chester Shemanski, Scranton; and Ann and her husband, Tony Tickowski, Springbrook. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Barbara Andricks; Joseph and Jason Satkowski; and Denise Walsh; six great-grandchildren, Justin Thomas; Kierstyn Satkowski; Lily and Chloe Andricks; and Ian and Brenna Satkowski; and many nieces and nephews.
Lillian's family would like to thank Dr. Martin Moran and staff and also the nurses and staff of Allied Services Hospice for their excellent care and support they have shown to Lillian and her family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be privately held in Queen Of The Apostles Parish Church, Avoca, with private interment services in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Avoca.
Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.
Condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.