Sophie F. Majercik, 94
Sophie F. Majercik, age 94, ended her long life’s journey on March 7, 2013. She was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Macek) Majercik. Sophie was born in Webster, raised in Wilsonville, CT, and spent most of her life in the Webster and Dudley area.
She leaves her daughter, Lee Ann Majercik of Webster, MA and Lee Ann’s companion, Walter W. Swett, Jr. Sophie was also aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was one of eleven children and the last surviving sibling. She was predeceased by her brothers, Anthony Majercik of Dudley, Andrew Majercik of Templeton, Joseph Majercik, Paul Majercik and John Majercik, all of Wilsonville; by her sisters, Mary Stefanik of Webster, Elizabeth Labbe of North Grosvenordale, Clara Majercik, Susan McGuiness and Anna Zabka, all of Wilsonville.
Sophie – also known as “Sherry” to some of her friends in years gone by – worked in several factories in the area including The Record Corporation of New England (Webster Record) and Stevens Linen from which she retired in the mid-1980s.
Sophie was an avid reader and enjoyed visiting the Pearle Crawford Library for many years – bringing home baked goodies to the staff there. She had fond memories of weekends in New York City and trips to Niagara Falls and Montreal. Sophie’s best memory was of the year she lived in San Francisco, California during the 1940s. She was young, carefree, and fell in love with the City by the Bay.
Sophie was a strong, independent, hard working woman who was also loving and kind. As a single parent, she struggled to provide a safe, secure environment for her child and she succeeded beyond measure. It is a testament to her courage, caring, and dignity that she excelled at what she considered her most important job – being a good parent.
Thank you to family and friends who were able to spend time with Sophie especially during her last years at Oakwood Nursing Home or who remembered her with cards or other mementos. There were several staff members at Oakwood who also were especially kind to Sophie. All were much appreciated by Sophie and by Lee Ann.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 10:00 am to 12 Noon at the Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School Street, Webster. Per Sophie’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609.
A guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com