Will be remembered for her quiet and loving nature
Catherine J. Smigelski, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, “Kitty” passed away on Sunday, June 11 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a sudden illness. She was 92 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, a daughter of the late Adalbert and Teofilia (Grzeszczak) Konieczka, she attended St. Stanislaus parochial school and graduated from Chelsea High School. In 1950, she married William Smigelski and they shared the next 62 years together in marriage until the time of Bill’s passing nearly five years ago.
She worked for a time as an office secretary at Smithcraft Lighting, formerly located in Chelsea, and later worked as a payroll clerk for a wall covering manufacturer before retiring several years ago.
During her lifetime, “Kitty” enjoyed women’s league bowling and attending PAV dances and social events. She was a devoted parishioner and lifetime communicant of St Stanislaus Parish in Chelsea.
She is lovingly remembered for her quiet and loving nature, a beloved aunt, sister, sister in law, cherished friend and neighbor.
In addition to her parents and husband, “Kitty” was also preceded in death by her siblings: Anna V. Garniewicz, Mary Palladino, Lucy Garniewicz, Walter and Thaddeus “Ted” Konieczka. She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Alfred S. Konieczka, Sr. and his wife, Alice of Peabody. She is also survived by many loving and beloved nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, friends and neighbors.
Her Funeral will begin at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, June 15 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Stanislaus Church 163, Chestnut St., Chelsea at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.