Zofia Swierzb

Published on Wednesday, 6 June 2018 20:52


Zofia Swierzb, 96, years old of Windsor, Conn., passed away after short illness on June 4, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn. She was born on November 12, 1921, in Bolesław, county Dąbrowa Tarnowska, Małopolskie, Poland, daughter of the late Szczepan and Julia (Robak) Misiaszek. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 60 years, Stanisław Swierzb, two sons, Wiesław and Janusz Swierzb, her sister, Janina Francuz and her niece, Anna Marchetti. She was a hard working, independent, and very innovative woman. After coming to the USA in 1974, at the age of 57, she worked at the Okay Factory and later as a housekeeper. She then simultaneously held down two full-time jobs: one at Memorial Hospital - now Hospital for Special Care - and a second at Grove Hill Health Clinic, both of New Britain, Conn. She worked 16 hours a day, six days a week until retirement at the age of 72. Together with her husband, they bought a two-family house and paid it off within a few years. She significantly helped her grandchildren and her daughter. Her flower garden was the talk of the neighborhood. She never learned English but she was able to make a new life for herself in the USA using her head, hands and high work ethic. Her life motto was “Everything for her child, grandchildren and how to live your life.” She was a member of Holy Cross Church in New Britain, Conn. Zofia leaves behind her daughter, Alicja Morawiec with her husband, Gustaw Morawiec of Windsor, Conn., granddaughters, Anita with her husband, Scott Rasmussen of Phoenix, Md., Rita and her husband, Kenneth Nydam of Hampton Falls, N.H., and four great-grandchildren, Kyle, Lauren, Taylor and Brooke. She was loved by her family and will be greatly missed. Her funeral procession will leave New Britain Memorial-Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., Saturday morning, June 9 at 9:30 a.m. Family and friends may visit from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Holy Cross Church, New Britain at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Britain. Visiting hours will be this Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.newbritainsagarino.com

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Wednesday, 6 June 2018 20:52. Updated: Wednesday, 6 June 2018 22:10.