Travinski, Bertha

Section: Obituaries,  Page: D7

Date: Friday, November 15, 2013

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. Bertha S. (Zarycki) Kurposka Travinski, 92, formerly of Dudley River Road and formerly of Christopher Heights in Webster, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, in the Coleman House Senior Care Residence, Northborough, after a long illness. Her first husband, Stanley M. Kurposka, died in 1989. Her second husband, Alfred S. Travinski, died in 2002. She leaves a son, James Kurposka and his wife Janet of Voorheesville; a daughter, Jane Ford and her husband John of Hudson; a stepson, David Travinski and his wife Lise of Southbridge; a stepdaughter, Marilyn Travinski of Webster; five brothers, John Zarycki, George Zarycki, Robert Zarycki, William Zarycki and Andrew Zarycki, all of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Ann Hustick of Cleveland and Betty Coco of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren, John Janeczek and his wife Karen of Gansevoort, Peter Janeczek of Easton, Thomas Janeczek of Lake Placid, Fla., Kelly Kurposka of Albany, Kara Southard and her husband Dr. Robert Southard of Chicago, Ill., and Adam Travinski of Medford; three great-grandchildren, Kyle Janeczek, Trevor Janeczek and Joshua Janeczek, all of Gansevoort; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, Walter Zarycki, Joseph Zarycki, and Frank Zarycki and a sister, Mary Wulchak. She was born in Mammoth, Pa., the daughter of John and Bertha (Pokratsky) Zarycki. Bertha worked at the American Optical Co. in Southbridge for over 30 years, retiring many years ago. She was a member of St. Hedwig's Church and its Holy Rosary Sodality. She was a member of the Pilsudski Polish American Citizens Club in Southbridge. She was also a member of the Medjugorje Prayer group. She enjoyed bowling and was a member of the local bowling leagues. She enjoyed quilting and made many quilts for her church and family members. She was also an avid Boston Red Sox fan. Her funeral will be held on Monday, November 18, from the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Hedwig's Church of the Blessed John Paul II Parish, Everett St., Southbridge. Burial will be in St. Hedwig's Cemetery, Southbridge. Calling hours in the funeral home will be held on Sunday, November 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090.