Author Topic: Looking for Wife's relatives in Worcester Area  (Read 4932 times)

bigkahona

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Looking for Wife's relatives in Worcester Area
« on: July 25, 2007, 07:54:33 AM »
Am working on my wife's family tree and her greataunt, Catherine  Domoracki married a Joseph Wawrymoicz. They had 6 children, Joseph, Charles, Benjamin, Alexander, Mary and Helen. All are deceased, except Helen Wasiuk. All the boys changed their names from WAWRYNOICZ to WARREN. Mary's last name was WOJCIAK. They all lived in the Worcester area. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Looking for Wife's relatives in Worcester Area
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 02:28:48 PM »
Hello,
I was doing some newspaper research and found a couple of obits from the Telegram & Gazette you might find helpful (note they are in no particular order):
Feb 15, 1995
HOLDEN - Mary T. (Wawrynoicz) Wojciak, 78, of 425 Pleasant St., died Monday in The Medical Center of Central Massachusetts - Memorial, after a short illness.

Her husband, John J. Wojciak, died in 1978. She leaves a son, John J. Wojciak Jr. of Georgetown; two brothers, Alexander and Charles J. Warren, both of Sterling; a sister, Helen Wojciak of Maynard; nephews and nieces. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Domoratski) Wawrynoicz, and lived here all her life.

She was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church.

The funeral will be from Henry Funeral Home, 33 Ward St., with a Mass at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 34 Ward St. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are 7 to 9 p.m. tonight.

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Copyright Worcester Telegram & Gazette Feb 15, 1995
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Jul 16, 2002
STERLING -- Alexander A. Warren, 82, of 2 Reed Road, a World War II veteran, died Monday, July 15, in UMass Memorial Medical Center - - University Campus.

He leaves his wife of 61 years, Josephine M. (Eckert) Warren; two sons, Anthony and Robert F. Warren, both of Sterling; a sister, Helen Wasiuk of Maynard; nephews and nieces. He was born in Worcester, son of Joseph and Catherine (Domaratski) Wawrynoicz, and lived in Sterling most of his life. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Mr. Warren owned and operated the Sterling Garage for 40 years. He was a member of St. Richard of Chichester Church, and the Hiram O. Taylor American Legion Post.

The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, in Miles-Sterling Funeral Home, 100 Worcester Road (www.milesfuneralhome.com). Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sterling EMS Inc., PO Box 597, Sterling, MA 01564.

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PHOTO; 1980 photo; Mr. Warren

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Copyright Telegram & Gazette Corporation Jul 16, 2002
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Sep 8, 2010
LANCASTER John Joseph Wojciak Jr., 66, of Lancaster, formerly of Georgetown and Worcester, died Sun., Sept. 5, 2010 at Clinton Hospital. He and his beloved wife, Karen Gagnon Wojciak, were to celebrate their 24th wedding anniversary next month on October 25th.

Born and raised in Worcester, he was the only child of the late John J. and Mary (Wawrynoicz) Wojciak. A chemist and scientist, Mr. Wojciak earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from UMass Amherst, and had been employed at Matheson Gas Products in Gloucester and Leeman Labs in Hudson, NH. He was also a talented lifelong photographer, both as a hobby and professionally. Mr. Wojciak was skilled in most of the trades, including woodworking, electrical, and tiling, and liked handyman projects. He also designed and built the home on the farm he enjoyed with his wife in Lancaster, and he especially loved driving his tractor and working the farm. A resident of Lancaster for the past 8 years, he was the Chairman of the Lancaster Finance Committee and member and Eucharistic minister at Immaculate Conception Parish.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by aunts: Helen Wasiuk of Maynard and Josephine Warren of Sterling; in-laws and their families: Andre Gagnon and wife Rebecca of Hawaii, Kenneth Gagnon of Watertown, Alan Gagnon of Hampton, NH, and Kathy Gagnon Pappas and husband George of Lancaster.

Visiting hours are Thurs., Sept. 9th from 4-8pm at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111), Acton. All are invited to gather at the church for the funeral Mass on Fri., Sept. 10th at 10am at Immaculate Conception Church, 803 Main St., Lancaster, with a procession to follow for burial in St. Bridget's Cemetery, (Rte 117), Maynard. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Prostate Cancer Research Institute, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90045, or at www.prostate-cancer.org

For directions, visit: www.actonfuneralhome

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Apr 7, 1997
STERLING - Charles J. Warren, 84, of Redemption Rock Road, a retired used car dealership owner, died Saturday in Mariner Healthcare, Worcester, after an illness.

He leaves a brother, Alexander Warren of Sterling; a sister, Helen A. Wasiuk of Maynard; nephews and nieces. He was born in Worcester, son of Joseph and Catherine (Domoratski) Wawrynoicz, and lived here most of his life.

Mr. Warren owned and operated Sterling Auto Wrecking, a used car dealership, for 40 years before retiring. Previously, he was an assembler at Morgan Construction Co. in Worcester for many years. He was a member of Our Lady of Jasna Gora Church, Clinton.

The funeral will be tomorrow from Robert J. McNally Funeral Home, 304 Church St., Clinton, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Jasna Gora Church, 128 Franklin St., Clinton. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Lancaster. A calling hour will be 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.

tomorrow at the funeral home.

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Copyright Worcester Telegram & Gazette Apr 7, 1997
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Hope this helps you in your research!

-Z