Anna E. (Witkowski) Cierpich, 94,
DUDLEY – Anna E. (Witkowski) Cierpich, 94, of Dudley died Friday, January 18, 2013 in Webster Manor surrounded by her family. Her husband of 27 years, Aloysius C. Cierpich, died in 1966.
She leaves 7 children: Robert M. Cierpich and his wife Irene of Oxford, Elizabeth A. Simmons and Maryann T. Duncan, both of Brooklyn, CT, Charles A. Cierpich and his wife Alice and Anne E. Bembenek and her husband Kenneth, all of Dudley, Sharon A. Marchan and her husband Jorge of Las Vegas, NV, and Frederick J. Cierpich of Dudley; 18 grandchildren, Angela, Rachel, Rebecca, Sarah, Roy, William, Robert, James, Jonathan, Chuck, Jennifer, Kate, Natalie, Freddy, Stephanie, Melissa, Samantha and George-Jeanna; 31 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Raymond Witkowski of Florida and Martin Witkowski of North Grosvenordale, CT; 2 sisters, Genevieve Lebeau of Danielson, CT and Julia Veltheim of Shalimar, FL; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter Charlotte in 1946, by 4 brothers, John, Joseph, Edward and Fredrick Witkowski and by a sister, Mary Chlapowski.
She was born in Webster and raised on the family farm on Linehouse Road in North Grosvenordale, CT, one of the 10 children of Dominic and Anna (Suchocki) Witkowski. She moved to Webster when she married in 1939 and then to Dudley in 1952.
Mrs. Cierpich was a weaver at Cluett-Peabody in North Grosvenordale, CT, at Stevens Linen Associates, and at Anglo Fabrics in Webster. She was also an assembler at Webster Spring Company in Oxford. After she retired in 1969, she worked as a clerk at Mammoth Mart in Dudley.
She was a member of Saint Andrew Bobola Church. She enjoyed her annual vegetable and flower gardens, completing crossword puzzles, and reading. She was known to share whatever she had with others. Her passion was her family.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Webster Manor for their wonderful care for Anna during the last 21 months.
A memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, February 8, in Saint Andrew Bobola Church, 54 West Main Street. There are no calling hours. Donations in her memory may be made to either St. Andrew Bobola Church, 54 West Main St., PO Box 98, Dudley, MA 01571-0098 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Sitkowski & Malboeuf Funeral Home, 340 School Street, Webster, MA.