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Genevieve Wachowicz, 94, of North Tonawanda passed away on Wednesday March 23, 2016 at the Northgate Healthcare Facility after a lengthy illness. Genevieve was a custodian for the Tonawanda Senior High in Tonawanda, New York. She devoted herself to her family and was proud to be a wife and mother.
Her parents John and Cecelia (nee: Kastroniec) Kraciuk; brothers, Frank, Edward and Chester Kraciuk; sisters, Catherine Kraciuk, Bernice and Al Kudla, Frances Lange; daughter, Pamela Wachowicz and son, James Wachowicz predeceased her. Genevieve is survived by her children, John A. (Diane) and Richard (Ellen) Wachowicz; sisters, Mary Lonczak and Helen Moderacki; also survived by six grandchildren, five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends remember her as a warm, caring woman and an excellent cook - her true joy in life was her family. She had a unique ability to engage people, loved conversation, and cherished her many friends. She will be deeply missed and her memory will live on always in our hearts.
Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 5-9pm at Colucci Funeral Home, 652 Oliver Street, North Tonawanda 692-4917. Please assemble at church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday April 1, 2016 at 9:30am at Our Lady of Czestochowia R.C Church, 626 Oliver St., N. Tonawanda. An interment service will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given in Genevieve's memory to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142., Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or visit www.stjude.org.
Published on March 29, 2016
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