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Celia J. (Was) Slozak
October 27, 1928 ~ October 28, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Ware - Celia J. Slozak, lifelong resident of Ware, MA, and recently a resident of East Longmeadow Skilled Nursing Center, left this life on October 28,2023, one day past her 95 th birthday. Her daughter and son cherish being with her on her birthday where they all sang “Sto Lat!”. Celia and her late husband Walter were dedicated and loving parents. They leave their daughter, Fran Kordek of Morgantown, WV, and their son, Walter M. Slozak Jr. and wife Pat of Londonderry, NH. Also surviving are grandchildren Kara and Matt Ladd, Mavis and CJ Strakal, Kevin and Jennifer Slozak, Dennis and Marie Slozak, and Brian and Kathleen Slozak. Cherishing memories of Babcie are great grandchildren Jacob Marchand, Kaleigh and Elizabeth Slozak, Elyssa Marchand, Nathan and Emersyn Slozak, and Presley Slozak. Many nieces and nephews will also miss her. Preceding Celia in death were her beloved husband Walter M. Slozak (1989) and her son-in-law Walter S. Kordek (2023). Also preceding were parents Antoni and Jadwiga Was and her brothers Walter, Joseph, Stanley, Henry and Frank Was, and sisters Sophie Porowski and Jenny Szkolt. Celia was dedicated to her faith. She was an active participant of St. Mary’s Parish in Ware and attended daily mass as her health allowed. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Sodality and former Ladies Guild and was always ready to volunteer for events, especially in the kitchen. Celia had a strong work ethic and was employed for many years by the former Ware Knitters,Inc, including in a supervisory position. She also worked in the cafeteria of the Ware Public Schools. Helping others and socializing with friends was important to her. She was a member of the Friends of the Quabbin, sending out their mailings and often catering their meetings. The organization presented her with an award in recognition for her outstanding service. She also volunteered at the hospital gift shop and was a member of the Ware Senior Center. She was a talented seamstress and craftsperson, exhibited skill in many crafts and made her and her daughter’s clothes. Family and friends will be received on Friday, November 3, 2023 from 9:30 AM-10:30 AM in the Cebula Funeral Home Chapel, 66 South Street, Ware. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11AM in St. Mary’s Church, 57 South Street, Ware. Following the funeral Celia will be laid to rest next to her husband Walter in St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) at Trans NH Bike Ride, 25 Wentworth Dr, Bedford, NH 03110, or CORE (Center for Organ Recovery and Education), 204 Sigma Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15238. For more information and an online guest book, please visit: www.cebulafuneralhome.com .