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Victoria B. "Vicky" Laskowski

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CHICOPEE: Victoria B. "Vicky" (Sitnik) Laskowski, age 98, a resident of Willimansett East for three great years, where she received exceptional loving care from the entire staff, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2017 surrounded by her loving family She was born in Holyoke on August 18, 1918, the daughter of the late Leopold and Anna (Kunierz) Sitnik. "Vicky" graduated from Holyoke High School in 1938 and married her late husband Edward F. Laskowski on September 15, 1940. Ed and Vicky enjoyed many wonderful years together until his passing on February 18, 2004. They owned and operated American Window Shade Company in Holyoke. They loved to travel and enjoyed vacationing at Hampton Beach with family and friends. She was a member of the Mater Dolorosa Church and the Polish Women's Alliance Club and actively did volunteer work with both. She delighted in shopping, playing bingo, cards and visiting with close friends and relatives. Besides her parents and husband, Vicky was predeceased by her brother Leopold Sitnik and his wife Mary; sister, Wanda and her husband John Garbacik and sister Stella and her husband John Dziegel. She will be dearly missed by her son Edward and wife Joanne of Holyoke, her grandchildren; Mark of Quechee, Vermont, Lisa and Doug Riel of Southampton, MA, and Lori and Steven Corrigan of Keene, NH as well as her great grandchildren, Austin, Garett, Matt, Caleb, Brenden, Sean, Mackenzie and many other close relatives and longtime friends. The Funeral will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. from the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street, Holyoke followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in Our Lady of the Cross Parish Church. Burial will follow in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery, South Hadley. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday prior to the Mass from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Vicky to The Willimansett East Activities Department Fund, 11 St. Anthony Street, Chicopee, MA 01013.