Julia Serwinski, 91, our beloved Babci, of Norwich, passed away peacefully June 22, 2017.
Julia was born Feb. 7, 1926 in Bortkow, Poland, the daughter of the late Jozef and Anna (Boruch) Wezner.
She married Kazimierz B. Serwinski Sept. 21, 1947.
Taken away from her family at the age of 14 by the German Army, Julia was forced to work on German farms until the end of World War II. With the help of the family already here, she came to America with her husband and children in 1967.
She was employed by John Meyer Co. from 1969 to 1974 and then by Eagle Pitcher Industries from 1974 until her retirement in 1988.
She is survived by her sons, Richard Serwinski and his wife Helena and Joseph and his wife Kristine; daughter Donna Sebastian and her husband Kenneth; daughter-in-law Cindi Serwinski; six grandsons, Steven Komorowski, David and Michele Komorowski, Paul and Iwona Serwinski, Adam and Monika Serwinski, Jacob Serwinski and Luke and Gabriel Serwinski; six great-grandchildren, Maja, Tomek. Karolinka, Hailey, Sabina and Daniel. She also leaves her sister-in-law, Bernadette Wezner.
In addition to her husband and parents, Julia was predeceased by her son, James Serwinski, on Feb. 16, 2017, and grandson, James (Jay) Serwinski, May 29, 2011.
A special thanks to Dr. Terry Baksh and Masonicare for their sincere compassion and assistance in Julia’s final days.
Visitation will be held at the Labenski Funeral Home in Norwich on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from 9 to 10:15 a.m. and will proceed to an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church, 120 Cliff St., Norwich. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Norwich.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut, 74 Cheshire Road, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492.
To leave a message of condolence for Julia’s family, please visit her memorial at www.labenskifuneralhome.com .
The Labenski Funeral Home, 107 Boswell Ave. Norwich, is entrusted with arrangements.