Edith A. Kocot(Szymanski) died peacefully at home
surrounded by family on June 4,2014 in South Deerfield,
Ma. at 98 years young.
preceded in death by her husband Henry Kocot. Edith is survived by her children
Edith Ostrowski, Henry Kocot and comrade Karla Clarke, Henrietta Kocot and
comrade Don Quimette Jr. all of South Deerfield.
Edith is preceded in death by her son, Anthony Kocot and survived by Anthony’s
wife Patricia Kocot of Conway,Ma.
Edith is Prededed by her son in law Anthony Ostrowski, husband to the
current Edith Ostrowski.
Edith is also
survived by her sister/best friend
Nellie Omasta. Edith is preceded by her brothers, Henry Symanski and John Szymanski along with
sisters Laura Jakimko and Helen Kieras.
Edith was blessed with several grandchildren, Jeffery Kocot and wife Shellie,
Joseph Kocot and wife Joanne, Terri Ann Kocot, Jennifer Mikaelian and husband
Matthew, John Kocot and wife Danielle, Stanley Ostrowski and comrade Valerie
Oldford. Edith had the pleasure of her great-grandchildren, Hailey and Jasmyne
Ostrowski, Clayton, Carson, Kaylin and
Kenadie Kocot. and many nieces and nephews.
born on August 24,1915 in Whately,Ma. to Stanislawa and Antonia Szymanski. She attended Deerfield
High School along with hairdressing
school in Greenfield.
She married Henry Kocot of Northampton,
They had four children and raised tobacco and cucumbers along with the dairy
farm. Edith worked as a hairdresser and also worked at Pro Brush in Florence, retiring in
1980. Edith then enjoyed traveling, her
vegetable and flower gardens and all of nature. Edith enjoyed watching the
Uconn girls basketball team and
of course her favorite the Red Sox. Edith was famous for her fudge and was
generous by sharing it with all. Edith was a dedicated member of the Holy Family
would like to thank her caregivers, Denise Gibson, Carol Baranoski, and Justine
Kazanecka; the staff at Baystate
Center, Elaine of Hadley
Rehab. Center, VNA Hospice, Dr. Pat Iverson and staff, Dr. James Arcoleo and
staff and Deacon Theodore Tudryn for all their care and dedication.
services will be held Monday, June 9,
2014 from the Wrisley Funeral Home, Sugarloaf
Street, South Deerfield at 9:15AM followed by a
Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00AM in Holy
in South Deerfield. Visiting Hours will be held Sunday from 4 to 7PM. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to Deerfield Rescue, Greenfield Road, South Deerfield,Mass.
01373 and VNA &
Hospice of Cooley Dickinson, 168 Industrial Drive, Northampton, Mass.
Expressions of sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com