Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
Office: 413-665-4046             Fax: 413-665-0975

Frank R. Judice

There are no calling hours and the funeral will be held at the convenience of the family

        Erving, Ma.- Stella D. Niedzwiedz, Angels took our beloved mother, Stella,94, on July 26,2015 at the Buckley Healthcare Center. She was born July 9, 1921 to Stanley and Kamillia (Trianoska) Ligus. After attending schools in Whately, she moved to Millers Falls where she met her future husband. Stella married Bernard P. Niedzwiedz on Aug.3, 1940 at Holy Name of Jesus Church of which she was one of the original members, with Fr. Stanley Shuman officiating.

       After World War 11, she raised her two sons until they reached school age at which time she took a job at the French King Diner. She then started working at the Millers Falls Tool Co. and worked there for over 20 years.

       She and her husband loved polka dancing, spending many happy hours with all their friends traveling around Western Ma. and the East Coast attending polka dance festivals. They were excellent dancers and even won a couple of dance contests. She also enjoyed sewing dance outfits for her young nieces and reading romantic novels in her spare time.

         Stella was known for her delicious pirogues and golumpkis. She loved sharing the majority of her food with family and friends, some of whom she had just met. She was a giver and loved buying gifts for her family and friends and see the surprised look on their faces. She was also known to place an occasional wager on a dog, a horse, at a casino or on a lottery ticket or two. On a couple of occasions she actually shared some of her winnings with complete strangers who were down on their luck.

         In her later years she liked to frequent some of the local restaurants and became much loved by all the waitresses who got to know her. She was also loved by the staff at Buckley. Our family would like to extend our appreciation for all their loving care.

      Stella was predeceased by her husband, Bernard P. in 2001. She leaves two loving sons, Bernard B. Niedzwiedz of Erving, Robert and wife MaryAnn Niedzwiedz of Mt. Kisco, N.Y., her two grandsons, Jeffrey Niedzwiedz of Mt. Kisco, N.Y. and David Niedzwiedz of Boynton Beach, Fla.

         Heaven just got a little sweeter. Stella was one special lady and will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved her.

         There are no calling hours and the funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. The Wrisley Funeral Home, South Deerfield, has charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Holy Name of Jesus Church, 15 Thayer Street, South Deerfield, Mass. 01373

       Expressions of Sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com