Nelly K. Zokowski – Nelly passed from our presence and into the Lord’s kingdom on May 25, 2012. She was born in South Deerfield, MA on March 30, 1918 to her parents, George and Mary Walko. She left us from Linda Manor of Leeds, having relocated there in 2009 after living in Holyoke since the 1930’s.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 22 years, John Zokowski in 1961, her brothers George and Roger Walko and her sister Virginia Kuchyt.
She is survived by her son and his wife, John and Marjorie Zokowski, her daughter Janet Marie Theroux and her husband Guy, her grandson Michael and his wife Kate, her granddaughter Margaret Zokowski-Lorentz and her husband Gerald, her great-grandson William Lorentz, her sister Josephine Dlugosz, her friend Charlotte of Chicopee, MA and her cousin Bonnie Boyko of Modesto, CA and numerous nieces and nephews.
She retired from the New England Telephone Company in 1977 after twenty years of service and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.
Nelly’s family would like to express our sincerest thank you to her doctors, Hospice of Cooley Dickinson and the staff of her caregivers at Linda Manor of Leeds for their professional and compassionate care and their help to our family at this difficult time.
Nelly loved children and animals. In this spirit, please make contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Colley Dickinson Hospice or to the Dakin Animal Shelter in lieu of flowers.
Burial will be at the convenience of her family.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wrisley Funeral Home, South Deerfield.