Hedwig Helen "Edna" Yurkiewicz

  • Born: January 13, 1921
  • Died: January 30, 2016
  • Location: Sutton, Massachusetts

Henry-Dirsa Funeral Service

33 Ward St
Worcester, MA 01610

Tel. (508) 756-8346

Tribute & Message From The Family

Hedwig Helen "Edna" (Zukowski) Yurkiewicz, 95, of Sutton, died peacefully on Saturday January 3 0, 2016 in Rose Monahan Hospice Home, Worcester. Her husband of 62 years, Mitchell H. "Mike" Yurkiewicz died in 2009.
She leaves her daughter, Nancy Small and her husband Donald of Sutton; two beloved granddaughters, Kristen Helene Small – Lapierre and her husband Damien of Worcester and Megan Elizabeth Small of Sutton, as well as the light of her life,a great-granddaughter, Zofia Ruth Lapierre. In addition she leaves her brother, Francis W. Zukowski of Worcester and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one sister and two brothers, Genevieve Vasalofsky, Walter Zukowski and Benjamin Zukowski. She was born and raised in Worcester a daughter of Frank B. and Helen (Jankowski) Zukowski and has lived in Sutton for 32 years.
Mrs. Yurkiewicz was a printer at St. Vincent Hospital from 1961 until retiring in 1981. Before that she was a bookkeeper for WTAG from 1942 to 1953. She was a graduate of Commerce High School, Class of 1939. Mrs. Yurkiewicz was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Worcester and was also a member of the Our Lady of Czestochowa Women's Guild.
Edna's family would like to extend their gratitude to the entire hospice staff at Rose Monahan Hospice Home for their support and compassion during this difficult time.
The funeral will be held on Thursday February 4, 2016 from HENRY-DIRSA FUNERAL HOME, 33 Ward Street, Worcester with a Mass at 10:30 A.M. in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 34 Ward Street, Worcester. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester. Calling hours in the funeral home are Wednesday February 3, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 .PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VNA Care Network, Rose Monahan Hospice Home, 10 Judith Road, Worcester, Ma, 01602.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Dear Nancy and family, Please accept my deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts. May God be with you at this time of sorrow.

Posted by Lois Zukowski (cousin) - worcester, MA   February 05, 2016

Hedwig was a lovely lady. my deepest sympathy to the family. cousin mary lou (zukowsky) price

Posted by A friend   February 03, 2016

Dear Nancy and Family, condolences and prayers are sent to you and yours. Suzanne Niddrie

Posted by Suzanne Niddrie - Cherry Valley, MA   February 03, 2016

Dear Nancy and family, My heartfelt condolences at your loss. Sincerely, Gayle Francis

Posted by A friend   February 02, 2016

Dear Nancy and family, My sincere condolences in the loss of your mom. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. My deepest sympathies.

Posted by Terry Grant - Worcester, MA   February 02, 2016

To Nancy and her family,

Rich and I send our deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. She was in your lives for a very long time. Cherish the happy and the funny memories. These will help you when sadness overcomes you. Although the adage says that time heals wounds, the scar of her loss will always remain in your heart. One day at a time. God bless you all.


Posted by Regina Renaud - Spencer, MA   February 02, 2016

My memories of Hedwig would be how truly sweet she was; a perfect lady. I remember her joy in crocheting a blanket for her great grandchild as well as our many telephone conversations about family news. I'm so sorry for your loss of a truly wonderful person. I will miss her. With love, Cousin Joyce.

Posted by Joyce Greene-Hardy - Worcester, MA - Family   February 02, 2016