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Frieda T. Zepka, 95

ADAMS, Mass. — Frieda T. (Stachura) Zepka, 95, of Adams died Sunday morning, May 17, 2020, at North Adams Commons.

She was born in Adams on June 7, 1924, a daughter of the late Joseph and Clara (Gawron) Stachura, and attended Adams schools. She later earned her associate's degree in business data processing from Berkshire Community College. Frieda last worked as a battery hand at the former Berkshire Fine Spinning Co. in Adams, until the mill ceased operations. She had also worked for the former VNA of Northern Berkshire, and Encyclopaedia Brittanica.

She was an active communicant of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Adams, and was a member of the St. Stanislaus Rosary Sodality and the St. Stanislaus Vigil Group during its temporary closure. She was a worker for the church’s Annual Catholic Appeal campaign for many years, and was a member of St. Michael’s Society.

She was a member and past secretary of Burnette-Bednarz Post 1995 Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies’ Auxiliary, and was a den mother for the former Cub Scout Pack 56. She also was an assistant Brownie and Girl Scout Troop Leader of Girl Scout Troop 470.

Frieda is survived by two sons, Dennis Zepka and his wife, Sandra, of North Adams, and Jayme Zepka of Adams; a daughter, Lorin Zepka of North Adams; a sister, Elaine Bouchard of Batavia, IL; two grandchildren, Christopher Zepka and his wife, Christine, of Woodbridge, Va., and Colleen Prior and her husband, Shaun, of Florissant, Colo.; three great-grandchildren, Alexander Zepka and Kayla and Michael Prior; as well as several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was predeceased by three brothers, Stanley, Donald and Thaddeus Stachura; and by three sisters, Maryann Stachura, Daisy Jurczyk and Joan Stachura.

Funeral notice: Due to current restrictions, funeral services and burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Adams, will be private. A Memorial Mass will be held on a date to be announced in the future. Memorial donations may be made to St. Stanislaus School, 108 Summer St. Adams, MA 01220; or to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 160 Forest Park Ave. Adams, MA 01220. The PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, Adams, is in charge of arrangements. To leave a message of condolence, please go online to www.paciorekfuneral.com.


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Dennis and family,
Hugs and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Xoxoxo
from: Gail Kolis Sellerson: 05-21-2020

So sorry Lorin.
from: Kris Megaroon: 05-20-2020

Lorin and family,

I am sorry to hear of your mom's passing.
from: Daniel Wiluszon: 05-20-2020

Dennis and family our prayers are with you at this time of grief.
Ed and Joan Morandi
from: Ed Morandion: 05-20-2020

Iíll remember Frieda always from our vigil days. Many hours talking of our history, both of Adams and the church. Lauren you are and will always be her Angel. Iím so blessed to have met her. She was a beautiful woman.
from: Sherrie Wotkowiczon: 05-20-2020

Lorin and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
from: Kathy Gwozdzon: 05-20-2020

To a special Lady who will be remembered for her loving heart, a smile so bright, kindness shared with all, and prayers offered by many.
An honor to have known such a beautiful Lady!
Rest In Peace, dear Friend
With love, Theresa
from: Theresa Kennedyon: 05-20-2020

Lorin and family,
I am so sorry to learn of your momís passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
from: Dot Wandrei on: 05-20-2020

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