SALEM — Genevieve J. “Jean” (Blaszczak) Frederick, 89, wife of the late Stanley W. Frederick, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at the Twin Oaks Care and Rehabilitation Center, Danvers. Her passing was made peaceful thanks to the staff of Hospice of the North Shore and that of the Twin Oaks facility.
Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helena (Pietrowicz) Blaszczak. She was a lifelong resident of Salem and resided in North Salem for 25 years before moving to Danvers four years ago and was a communicant of the St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Salem.
Jean was dedicated to her faith and family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Her hobbies included sewing, knitting, rug braiding and cooking.
She was employed as a seamstress and salesperson for many years at the former Empire Clothing Store in Salem.
Surviving her are one son and daughter-in-law, David and Ellen Frederick of Danvers, with whom she resided, two grandchildren, Michael Frederick of Danvers, Lindsay and her husband John Semas and one great granddaughter Audrey Semas, all of North Dighton, one sister Clara Byrne of Danvers, one brother Thaddeus “Ted” Blazak of Manchester-by-the-Sea and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Jane F. Kulas, Stanley, Felix and Boleslaus Blaszczak.
ARRANGEMENTS: A visitation will be held Friday, February 22, 2013, from 5-8 pm at the Full-Spychalski Funeral Home, 84 Washington Square East, by Salem Common, Salem. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. At the family’s request, funeral services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For on-line guest book, visit www.SalemFuneral.com.