OBITUARY

Sophie M. Izyk

April 13, 1917July 31, 2012

Sophie M. (Joseph) Izyk, age 95, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the Royal Fairhaven. She was the wife of the late Theodore E. Izyk.

Born in Fitchburg, a daughter of the late Christo and Dora (Kostani) Joseph, she lived in the New Bedford area most of her life.

Sophie was a graduate of New Bedford High School and worked in the Rubber Division of Acushnet Company for 25 years until her retirement in 1979. She enjoyed playing Bingo and was a member of the Fairhaven St Mary’s Golden Agers. Sophie was proud of her Albanian heritage. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Christine M. Gaspar and her husband Robert of Mattapoisett; three grandchildren, Leigh Gaspar and her partner Jeffrey Calder, Kerry Grelle and her husband Roland, Jenna Wasserman and her husband Ryan, four great-grandchildren, Nicolas Grelle, Christopher Grelle, Lucy Calder, Arabella Wasserman, two nephews, Charles and Christopher Tapper of Fairhaven and a niece, Mary Ann Tapper of Jamestown, NC. She was the sister of the late Themistocles Joseph and Flora Tapper.

Her funeral will be held Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 9 AM at ROCK Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford followed by a funeral mass to be celebrated at 10 AM at St Mary’s Church, 343 Tarkiln Hill Rd, New Bedford, MA. Visiting Hours will be on Friday from 5-8 PM. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. For tributes and directions please visit our website at www.ROCK-funeralhome.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visiting Hours Friday, August 3, 2012
  • Funeral Saturday, August 4, 2012

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
REMEMBERING

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August 3, 2012

Chris and Family:

How I remember the wonderful times spent at your parents' home when we were children and how your mother always made me feel welcome. My sincerest sympathies go out to you and your family.
Jackie (Landry) Scott, Nokomis, FL

Mike and Maura Minior

August 2, 2012

Chris - so sorry to hear of your loss. I have many wonderful memories of conversations with Sophie. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Nancy Lewis

August 2, 2012

Our thoughts are with all of Sofie's relatives. From the McLeod Clan ...Rita,Elaine.Nancy.Kathy and Jack and our families.

Paul and Esther Riendeau

August 1, 2012

Our sincere condolences to Bob and Chris Gaspar and family.

Jenny (Taylor) Pitts

August 1, 2012

Godspeed Nana - you will be dearly missed by family and friends alike. Sending love and hugs to the Gaspar family.

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