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Stacia Mary Jablonski

Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 16 at Wrisley Funeral Home in South Deerfield. Calling hours with be 9:30-10:30am, service at 10:30, with burial in Holy Name of JesusCemetery. Reception to follow

With heavy hearts the family announces the peaceful passing of Stacia Mary Jablonski, 90, of Sunderland, on Friday, May 11, 2018.

She was born on September 10, 1927 in Brattleboro, VT. She was the beloved youngest child of the late Joseph Juraszek and Sophie (Advent) Juraszek.

Stacia attended schools in Brattleboro, VT. She later worked in the mills in Brattleboro, then as a bank teller in South Deerfield. She also worked in the office for Louis Kandz at Chickadee Potato Chips in Whately.

 

She married Henry Majewski on June 12, 1954 and had a son, Daniel. They built their home in South Deerfield. After Henry’s death on August 12, 1968, Stacia began to work as a secretary at the Dining Commons at The University of Massachusetts, Amherst until her retirement.

She married Alex Jablonski from Goshen, MA on June 26, 1976. She enjoyed 30 years with him until his death in 2006.

 

During their marriage, they were very active and enjoyed traveling, taking cruises, polka dances and spending winters at their home in Florida. They were devoted members of the Saint Stanislaus Church in South Deerfield.

 

Above all Stacia most cherished her family. She was very caring and devoted to her three beloved granddaughters. Family meant everything to her. She and Al made sure they never missed a sporting event, a dance recital, or any of their granddaughters’ school events or graduations. Her granddaughters and their friends will never forget all the times they were flown down to Florida to spend winter school vacations with her and Al. They made so many memories together shopping, going on river boat cruises, roads trips to Key West, and many wonderful dinners out being treated to anything they wanted.

 

After Alex passed away, Stacia never missed a single college volleyball game in the four years that her granddaughter Abby played while competing at Providence College in R.I. (if the game took place within a four hour car drive from her home). She was undoubtedly P.C’s biggest fan for those four years, as Abby’s team-mates would refer to her as “Babje”.

She loved to cook Polish food and also bake. She enjoyed trips with her family to Island Pond, VT, to Drakes Island, ME and to Las Vegas.

 

Through her example, she taught us that family is sacred. Also that hard work will never kill you. And that sometimes in life you have to make sacrifices. And to take the high road when things get tough. To make good choices and to put others before yourself. She had a special way of always making each of us feel loved, treasured and important. She would always look for the silver lining. She taught us that age is just a number and that it was okay to dress a little “flashy” because you’re only as old as you feel! She taught us the importance of speaking your mind and standing up for yourself.

 

It was never the material things in life that brought Stacia real joy and happiness- it was always family. Nothing in all her 90 years was ever more important to her than her family. She was an amazing Mom, sister, mother-in-law, Grandmother (“Babje”) and Great-Grandmother.

Because of her we know true grace, kindness, integrity, selflessness, generosity and humility. And for all of this, we love and we thank her.

She will surely be missed.

 

Stacia is survived by her only child, Daniel Majewski and his wife Cindy (Fleming) Majewski, her three granddaughters, Elizabeth Quinn and her husband Michael of North Reading, MA, Amanda Majewski-Winn and her husband Michael of Marston’s Mills, MA and Abigail Majewski and her fiancé Ryan Murphy of North Easton, MA. She also leaves her seven great grandchildren Owen, Chase, Jackson, Henry, Jack, Quinn and Camden. She also leaves nephews Stanley Smith and Michael Smith and their families. She is predeceased by her brothers Frank and Stanley, also sisters Anna and Julia.

 

Her family sends a very special and heart felt thank you to all of Stacia’s compassionate caregivers and companions through her journey, including family friend Kelly Creighton and Gabrielle Gougeon, also the staff at The Arbors in Greenfield and the staff at the New England Health Center in Sunderland. The family would especially like to thank the staff at Hospice of The Fisher Home in Amherst for making Stacia’s final days so calm and peaceful. We thank you all for your care and for your kindness.

 

In lieu of flowers, Stacia’s family asks that you pay it forward with an act of kindness in her memory.

 

Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 16 at Wrisley Funeral Home in South Deerfield. Calling hours with be 9:30-10:30am, service at 10:30, with burial in Holy Name of JesusCemetery. Reception to follow.


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