Julia T. (Kosinski) Ciavola, 76, of Winslow St., died Wednesday, June 23, 2010 in her residence after a brief illness. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, Fred J. Ciavola, who died in 2000, and their son, Fred J. Ciavola Jr. She is survived by two daughters, Ellen Ellsworth and her husband William of Orange; and Jeanne Harlow and her husband Shane of Illinois; her son, Steven M. Ciavola and his wife Holly of Florida. She leaves two sisters, Rosalie Loasby of Lancaster and Josephine Brennan of Worcester; seven grandchildren, Christine Kubac, Alec, Sean and Shelly St. Cyr, Elicia Nikliborc, Tyler Comerford and Wade Harlow, four great-grandchildren, Aidan and Kaleb St. Cyr, Elaina Nikliborc and Cadence Comerford, several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by seven siblings. Julie was born in Clinton to Polish immigrants Stanislaw and Aniela (Brodowski) Kosinski, and attended local schools. She held employment as a machinist with the Ray-O-Vac Company in Clinton for more than 15 years until their closing, and ultimately retired from the Weetabix Company in Clinton after nearly 20 years. Julie was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Lancaster and former member of the Golden Age Club. She enjoyed many games of Bingo at Bigelow Gardens and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. Julie took pleasure in cooking and baking for family and friends and will be fondly remembered for all who had the pleasure to have known her. Calling hours were held prior to Mass on Saturday, June 26, 2010 from 9 until 10:30 a.m. in the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 809 Main St., Lancaster, with burial following at St. John Cemetery, Lancaster. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Julie Ciavola to Immaculate Conception Church-Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 95, Lancaster, MA 01523. Online condolences may be placed at www.philbincomeaufh.com
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Published by The Times & Courier - Clinton from Jul. 3 to Jul. 10, 2010.