Lorraine M. Bukiewicz

By Orleans Hub Posted 2 August 2019 at 10:30 am

Lorraine M. (née Washak) Bukiewicz, 95, of Medina, entered into rest on Wed., July 31, 2019 following a brief illness.

Born May 2, 1924 in Medina, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Sophia (Karlowski) Washak. Mrs. Bukiewicz attended St. Mary’s School and graduated from Medina High School in the class of 1942. She married Leo A. Bukiewicz on Nov. 25, 1943, and together they raised a family of 10 children. Mrs. Bukiewicz was a lifelong parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, St. Mary’s Church, and was a member of Court Santa Maria #295, Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

She is survived by her seven children, Jean (Dr. Luis) Zaffirini of Texas, Ellen (Mark) Goheen of Lyndonville, Ruth (Dr. Javier) Miro of California, Michael Bukiewicz of Texas, Mary C. (Dennis) O’Grady of Albion, John Bukiewicz of Delaware and Barbara Bukiewicz of Medina; nine grandchildren, Kara (fiancé Michael Stafford) Goheen, Brett (Julia) Goheen, Jenna (fiancé Marcus Fisher) Goheen, Elizabeth (Jose) Zaffirini-Rivas, Luis (Tony Veloz) Zaffirini Jr., Laura Zaffirini, Jennifer (Michael) Carlozzi, Melissa (Ryan) Leach and Anna (Borzin) Davari; eight great-grandchildren; her niece, Mary Ann Chunco, who was a great help to her during her recent illness; several other nieces and nephews; and family friend, Dorothy Albanese.

She was predeceased by her husband, Leo Bukiewicz, on Feb. 1, 2006; four children, Ann Marie Bukiewicz in September 1964, Peter Bukiewicz on Aug. 19, 1999, Lois Bukiewicz on Dec. 31, 2008, and Paul Bukiewicz on July 1, 2012; her brother, Francis Washak Jr., in 1944; and her sister, Gertrude Chunco, on May 26, 2010.

Relatives and friends may call on Mon., Aug. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Daniel J. Fawls on Tue., Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle St., Medina, and interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Village of Medina Fire Department, 119 Park Ave., Medina NY 14103.

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