DUDLEY – Zofia (Niemiec) Kokosinska, 89, died Monday, November 12, 2018 in UMASS/Memorial Medical Center after being stricken ill. Her husband of 60 years, Zygmunt Kokosinski, died in 2010.
She leaves 4 children, Ryszard and his wife Ursula Kokosinski, Anna Kokosinska, Teresa Lach and Eva Kokosinska all of Dudley; a sister, Aniela Jankowski of Dudley; 7 grandchildren, Agnes, Christopher, Thomas, Elizabeth, Carolin, Adam & Sophia; 5 great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Andrew, Alan, Abby and Emillia. She was predeceased by her infant son, Edward Kokosinski, her brother John Niemiec and by her sisters, Katarzyna Bryniarski, Anna Krzyston and Maria Debski.
She was born in Kluszkowce, Poland, a daughter of Stanislaw and Katarzyna (Mazgaj) Niemiec and moved to Dudley in 1974.
Mrs. Kokosinska was a kitchen helper at a forced labor farm during the German occupation in World War II. When she came to this area, she worked as a spinner at Anglo Fabrics Company in Webster for many years before retiring in 1999 at age 70.
She was a communicant of Saint Joseph Basilica and a member of its Holy Rosary Sodality, Sacred Heart Society and St. Anne Society. She enjoyed knitting, cooking and painting. In Poland she stenciled freehand on the walls of people’s houses.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, November 17, from the Sitkowski & Malboeuf Funeral Home, 340 School Street, Webster, with a Mass at 11:00 AM in Saint Joseph Basilica, 53 Whitcomb Street, Webster. Burial will be in Saint Joseph Garden of Peace. Visiting hours will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, November 16, in the funeral home.
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