November 2, 1926 – December 30, 2020
Centerville: Dear friends and family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Wanda Biesiekierska Kadunc on December 30, 2020. She died peacefully here on Cape Cod after a long illness. She was the wife of late Joseph Kadunc.
She was born in Disna, Poland to her parents Anthony Biesiekierski and Margaret Rock (nee Gratulewicz). Together with her sister Irene, Wanda was raised in an orphanage by Catholic nuns, as a teenager she witnessed the Holocaust and survived though a Russian attack and occupation, and in 1941 the German military campaign into Russia. When again in 1943 an offensive threatened to move westward through her town, she went to Germany as a farm laborer. There she met her husband, a Yugoslav Navy machinist and POW Joseph Kadunc. When the war ended they moved to the city of Ljubljana, his home town, in present day Slovenia.
Wanda immigrated into the United States in 1966 with her family. She lived and worked in New York City until 1979 when the family moved to Hyannis. In addition to being a devoted mother, Wanda had a passion and talent for sewing, needlepoint and home decorating. Her work as a seamstress won her much high praise. She had a great capacity to turn an ordinary house into a warm, comfortable home.
Wanda is survived by her three sons, Wilhelm and Robert Kadunc of Centerville, MA and Edward Kadunc, an “accomplished gallery artist” of Barnet, VT and his wife Kathy Casagrande, as well as nephews still residing in New York City. In addition to her husband, Wanda was predeceased by her sister Irene Roszkowiak.
At the family’s request, services will be held privately. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.doanebealameshyannis.com
Services will be held privately.
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January 20, 2021
Dear Ed, Will and Robert;
Our sincere condolences for the loss of your remarkable mother.
Best Wishes Always,
Mike and Cindy Proc
January 15, 2021
Dear Ed and family, I was saddened to read of your dear and extraordinary Mother's passing. I remember ,fondly, your outstanding artwork including whimsical renderings of local villages and ,of course, I remember your loving dog. With deepest sympathy and all best wishes. Your old landlord at 15Manor Way, Peter Albertini
January 14, 2021
Dear Will and Robert,
So sorry for your loss. I know how difficult the loss of your mother must be and how dedicated you were to her, walking with her around the track at the high school and caring for her.
Praying for her and you,