December 17, 1923 – June 8, 2018
Sophie (Ruscik) Sladewski, 94, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, June 8 at Sacred Heart Home after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Eugene (Jimmy) Sladewski.
A lifetime resident of New Bedford, Sophie was the daughter of the late Stanislaw and Helena (Kiersznowski) Rusczyk. She was a communicant of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Sophie was an honors graduate of New Bedford High School class of 1942. She worked in the sales department of Aerovox. She retired from the New Bedford School System where she worked as a para- professional for many years. She was a member of the Polish Women’s Auxiliary.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Joan Fortin and her husband Arthur Gerard of Dartmouth, Susan Rainville and husband Thomas of New Bedford, 2 sons, Eugene Sladewski and wife Joelle of Wareham and Paul Sladewski and fiancée Priscilla Martin of New Bedford.
Her 7 grandchildren are John and Brian Sladewski, Kate Mellace, Kyle Fortin, Jamie Sladewski, and Justin and Sarah Rainville.
Sophie’s 9 great grandchildren include Nathan Medeiros Jr., Sophie Grace and Luke Sladewski, Scarlett and Salvie Mellace, Jordan Dupuis, Lucy Williams, Ava Rainville and Hunter Dias.
She is also survived by 1 sister, Helen Ewaszko of New Bedford and 2 brothers Frank Ruscik of Acushnet, Chester Ruscik of New Britain, CT. and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Leokadya (Lee) Adamowski, Statia Dobyna, Stefanie Wajda and Stanley, Walter and Leo Ruscik.
Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 13 at 8AM from the ROCK Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford followed by a Funeral Mass at 9AM at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 121 Mt. Pleasant St., New Bedford. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visiting Hours will be held on Tuesday, June 12 from 4-8 PM.
In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in her name to Sacred Heart Home 359 Summer St, New Bedford, MA, 02740 or Community Nurses Home Care PO Box 751, Fairhaven, MA 02719.
For directions and guestbook visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com
- The late Stanislaw Rusczyk, Father
- The late Helena (Kiersznowski) Rusczyk, Mother
- The late Eugene Sladewski, Husband
- Joan Fortin & her husband Arthur Gerard, Daughter
- Susan Rainville & her husband Thomas, Daughter
- Eugene Sladewski & his wife Joelle, Son
- Paul Sladewski and fiancee Priscilla Martin, Son
- She was also survived by her 7 grandchildren John and Brian Sladewski, Kate Mellace, Kyle Fortin, Jamie Sladewski, and Justin and Sarah Rainville; 9 great grandchildren Nathan Medeiros Jr., Sophie Grace and Luke Sladewski, Scarlett and Salvie Mellace, Jordan Dupuis, Lucy Williams, Ava Rainville and Hunter Dias. She is also survived by 1 sister, Helen Ewaszko and 2 brothers Frank Ruscik, Chester Ruscik. and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Leokadya (Lee) Adamowski, Statia Dobyna, Stefanie Wajda and Stanley, Walter and Leo Ruscik.
Sacred Heart Home
359 Summer Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
Community Nurses Home Care
P.O. Box 751, Fairhaven, Massachusetts 02719
- Visitation Tuesday, June 12, 2018
- Funeral Wednesday, June 13, 2018
- Funeral Mass Wednesday, June 13, 2018
- Burial Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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June 14, 2018
Sue and family, I was saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. My condolences to you and yours. Terri Lucas
June 12, 2018
Priscilla & Paul, I'm keeping you in my prayers & may you and your family take comfort in the following.
“Even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.”
1 Thessalonians 4:14
Let us not imagine that the soul sleeps in insensibility. "Today you will be with me in paradise" is the whisper of Christ to every dying saint. They sleep in Jesus, but their souls are before the throne of God, praising Him day and night in His temple, singing hallelujahs to Him who washed them from their sins in His blood. The body sleeps in its lonely bed of earth, beneath the coverlet of grass.
But what is this sleep? The idea connected with sleep is "rest," and that is the thought that
the Spirit of God would convey to us. Sleep makes each night a Sabbath for the day. Sleep shuts tight the door of the soul and bids all intruders wait for a while, that the life within may enter its summer garden of ease. The toil-worn believer quietly sleeps, as does the weary child when it slumbers on its mother's breast. Happy are they who die in the Lord; they rest from their labors, and their works follow them. Their quiet repose will never be broken until God shall rouse them to give them their full reward. Guarded by angelic watchers, curtained by eternal mysteries, they sleep on, the inheritors of glory, until the fullness of time shall bring the fullness of redemption.
What an awaking will be theirs! They were laid in their last resting place, weary and worn, but they will not rise in that condition. They went to their rest with furrowed brow and wasted features, but they wake up in beauty and glory. The shriveled seed, so devoid of form and beauty, rises from the dust a glorious flower. The winter of the grave gives way to the spring of redemption and the summer of glory. Blessed is death, since through the divine power it removes our working clothes and dresses us with the wedding garment of incorruption. Blessed are those who sleep in Jesus!
June 11, 2018
Susan,deepest sympathy for your loss....prayers are with you and your family.
June 10, 2018
A wonderful lady, mother and friend who brought a smile every time she spoke with you, friends are forever present in the times of joy and now in the times of sorrow. With our deepest sympathies to Joan, Gene, Paul and Susan and the entire family our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time...
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