Marguerite Agnes Wodarski, 88, of Lenox passed away Saturday, Nov. 16. The beloved matriarch of her extended family, her warmth and sense of humor will be greatly missed.
Marguerite was born Jan. 21, 1931, to the late August and Mary (Geerinck) DeBlieck of Paterson, New Jersey. Marguerite is a graduate of St. John’s High School in Paterson, New Jersey. She worked locally at the Different Drummer, Elise Farrar and the Hoadley Gallery in Lenox. She was a communicant of St. Ann Church in Lenox. Marguerite enjoyed her family, cooking, and making new friends wherever she went. Marguerite married Edmund F. Wodarski July 11, 1953, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Paterson, New Jersey. Edmund predeceased Marguerite April 14, 1991.
Marguerite is survived by children Edmund F. Wodarski Jr. and wife Mary of Pittsford, New York, Mary Clare Cornelius and husband Bruce of Westlake Village, California, and Jim Wodarski and wife Gina of Andover; grandchildren Robert Wodarski and wife Meghan of Boston, Michael Wodarski and wife Sarah of Boston, Grace, Paige and Eve Cornelius of Westlake Village, California, and James, Elizabeth and Grace Wodarski of Andover; great-grandchildren Lilah, Colin and William Wodarski, all of Boston; sisters-in-law Carol DeBlieck of Clearwater Beach, Florida, and Florence DeBlieck of North Haledon, New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, Marguerite was predeceased by her five brothers and sisters: Gerard (Sonny) DeBlieck, Valerie (Sissy) Blauvelt, Mary Grace Kosch, Alfred DeBlieck and August DeBlieck.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Marguerite Wodarski will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. at St. Ann Church in Lenox by the Rev. Monsignor John J. Bonzagni. Burial will follow in St. Ann’s cemetery. Calling hours will be held Friday, Nov. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marguerite’s memory shall be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, in care of Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main Street, Lenox, MA. 02140. To share memories and stories, visit rochefuneralhome.com.