Helen M. Masloski, age 84 of Stratford, the beloved widow of Frank J. Masloski, after 50 years of marriage, went to the Lord with her daughter Francine by her side on Saturday, August 27, 2011 in Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven.
Born on February 22, 1927 in Worcester, MA to the late Francisek and Bronisalawa (Kaminiski) Olenski, and has resided in Stratford for the past 60 years.
Helen worked for the Diocese of Bridgeport for 40 years as a cook for the priests at her parish, St Michael the Archangel Church, Bridgeport, followed by St James and St Catherine’s parishes, then for Bishop Egan, later Cardinal Egan for 12 years as his personal cook and housekeeper. During Cardinal Egan’s term in N.Y., she assisted with the cooking and housekeeping at the residence of the Archbishop at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, something she loved doing. While in NY she had the honor of being introduced to Pope John Paul the II and Pope Benedict the XVI. She had a strong devotion to her Catholic faith, especially to the Blessed Mother and to saying the rosary. She was proud of her Polish heritage and loved her polka music. She was a devoted loving mother with both inner and outer beauty. Her fun loving spirit, kindness and caring touched the lives of all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by all of us who love her.
Survivors include 3 devoted daughters: Francine Masloski of Stratford, Mary Warshal of Ansonia and Regina Espinosa of Oxford: 4 grandchildren; 2 sisters Tessie Kabara of Stratford and Jane Czapla of Fairfield; several nieces and nephews and many loyal friends. Helen was predeceased by 3 brothers Walter, Frank and Stanley Olenski.
Funeral services will take place on Thursday September 1, 2011 at 10am in the Adzima Funeral Home 50 Paradise Green Place Stratford and at 11:00 am in St. Michael the Archangel Church in Bridgeport with a concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial with Edward Cardinal Egan Archbishop Emeritus of New York presiding. Interment will take place in St. John’s Cemetery in Stratford. Friends may call on Wednesday 4-7pm. I
In Lieu of flowers the family request Masses in Helen’s memory or donations to a charity of one’s choice.
Courtesy Adzima Funeral Home