Josephine Adele (Gwozdz) Pochask

April 21, 1923 ~ February 28, 2024 (age 100) 100 Years Old
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Josephine Pochask Obituary

BEVERLY – Mrs. Josephine Adele (Gwozdz) Pochask died February 28th, 2024 at Sunrise at Gardner Park in Peabody. Josephine passed away at the age of 100, just 2 months shy of her 101st birthday and had resided at Sunrise for almost 3 years with the debilitating disease of dementia.

Born in Taunton, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Victoria (Pienta) Gwozdz.

Josephine was pre-deceased by her husband, John Stanley Pochask, who passed away in 2001 and they had been married for 54 years. Josephine is survived by her daughters, Susan “Penny” Foster and her husband, Barry of St. Petersburg, Fl and Linda R. Pochask and her husband, Anthony R. Furnari Jr of Beverly, her grandson, Christopher Foster of Windsor, CT; her great-granddaughter, Zoe Foster of East Hartford, Ct and Zoe’s mother, Karen LeSage of East Hartford, Ct. Josephine, being one of 11 Children, is also survived by 2 sisters, Helen Gwozdz and Rose Sullivan, both of Taunton and one brother, Stephen Gwozdz of Attleboro, and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Josephine was a gentle soul, quiet and reserved, a “real lady”, as her late husband used to say. She was a great cook, (always cooking from scratch) and a fastidious homemaker. She enjoyed working out of doors, pruning the shrubbery, raking the leaves and pine needles and constantly sweeping all the stairs and porches to rid them of the constant pine needles falling daily. She even enjoyed shoveling snow. Josephine loved crossword puzzles, table puzzles and watching her favorite TV Shows, which consisted of “The Golden Girls”, the local news, “Andy of Mayberry” and “Dateline” to mention a few. She loved to dance and relished family gatherings with her siblings and other relatives and friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours which will be held at O’Donnell Cremations – Funerals - Celebrations, 84 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) SALEM, Wednesday, March 6th from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. Her funeral service will be held at 1 P.M. immediately following the visitation. Burial will be at Central Cemetery, Beverly as a private affair. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in loving memory of Josephine to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Ste B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or online at caredimentions.org (supporting patients & families with Palliative Care& transition to Hospice Care), or to Mass General Hospital - F.T.D. Unit, 55 Fruit St., Wang Building, 8th floor, Boston, MA 02114 or online at ftd.boston.org – this organization is a research facility for Frontal Temporal Disease, which is searching for the cure and/or treatment and support of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com

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March 6, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
O'Donnell Cremations - Funerals - Celebrations SALEM
84 Washington Square
Salem, MA 01970

Funeral Service
March 6, 2024

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
O'Donnell Cremations - Funerals - Celebrations SALEM
84 Washington Square
Salem, MA 01970


Care Dimensions
75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers MA 01923
Web: https://www.caredimensions.org/

Mass. General FTD Unit
55 Fruit St., Wang Building *th Floor, Boston MA 02114
Web: http://ftd.boston.org


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