Salem or Windham, Maine — Victoria Marie Tache’, “Gigi,” 92, died unexpectedly January, 21, 2012, at Ledgewood Manor in Windham, Maine. She was born on March 23, 1920, in Salem, the daughter of Emily and Anthony Witwicki, who both came to the United States from Poland.
Victoria graduated from Salem High School in 1938 and married her sweetheart, George Tache’ and settled in Salem. They celebrated over 35 years of marriage before George passed away from cancer.
Victoria worked at Sylvania Corporation for more than 40 years and remained active in their retirement club participating in many luncheons, trips and social events. She had many friends and continued to be extremely active throughout her life. She moved to Maine to be closer to her daughter in 2008 and then to Ledgewood Manor in 2010. She enjoyed line dancing, bowling, knitting and crocheting. Most important, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Some of her favorite memories were of the family vacations shared on Sebago Lake where her daughter, all grandchildren and great grandchildren gathered under one roof for an entire week of fun in the sun.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Corine Marie Ruane; and brothers, “Chet” Witwicki, Steve Witwicki and wife, Rita and Bruno Witwicki and wife, Virginia. Surviving are her daughter, Lorraine Barrett and partner, Ronald Glantz of Windham, Maine; sister-in-law, Laura Witwicki of Beverly; six grandchildren, Tom Ruane and wife, Julie of Wakefield, David Ruane of Auburn, Mark Ruane and wife, Karen of Boston, Suzanne Lomax and husband, Rob of Oakham, Brent Barrett and wife, Leslie of Sebago, Maine and Randi O’Donnell and husband, Brendan of Portland, Maine and also surviving are her beloved eight great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Joseph and Michael Ruane, Craig Ruane, Lauren Lomax, Zoë and Lily Barrett and Travis Godbout.
The family would like to thank Lorraine and Ronnie for bringing her to Maine and taking care of her for the first two years and to Ledgewood Manor for the kindness they showed during her last two years. Although she passed away in Maine, Victoria is true to her native city, Salem, and will be laid to rest beside her husband, George at Saint Mary’s Cemetery on North Street in Salem.
Victoria’s daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren would like to thank everyone for their wishes as we will miss “Gigi” very much. She was loved dearly by all of us and we all shared special relationships with her.
“May God enjoy her company as much as we all did.”
ARRANGEMENTS: The funeral is Saturday, January 26. There will be visiting hours starting at 9-10:30 a.m. for those wishing to visit Victoria prior to the Mass at 10:30 a.m. Both will be at Saint John the Baptist Church, Saint Peter’s Street in Salem.
Arrangements by the Dolby Funeral Chapel of Windham, Maine. For online condolences, please visit our website at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com.