Peabody — Helen C. (Pietrzak) Andruszkiewicz, 94, of Peabody, died Monday, September 2, 2013, at the Radius Healthcare Center, Danvers with her family by her side, following a lengthy illness. Helen was the devoted wife of the late Adolph Andruszkiewicz, with whom she shared 62 years of marriage.
Born and educated in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Stanislaw and Antonina (Buras) Pietrzak and was a graduate of Peabody High School. Following high school, Helen began working in the office of the A. C. Lawrence Leather Company, Peabody. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed by the Huse Liberty Mica Company, Peabody as a punch operator for many years.
Helen lived a quiet life, believing in the simple things life had to offer. Her focus was always her family first; she loved them dearly and will be greatly missed by them. Helen was a longtime communicant of the former St. Joseph’s Church, Peabody, prior to their closing and was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Salem for many years. Helen enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and watching the Red Sox and Patriots.
Surviving her are her two sons, John Andruszkiewicz and his wife, Anna, of West Peabody; Thomas Andruszkiewicz and his wife, Diana, of Beverly; five grandchildren, Kristin MacCurtain and her husband, Robert, of Reading; Dr. Lisa Ceplikas and her husband, Ethan, of Melrose; Allison Barry and her husband, Richard, of Natick; Leanne Greisen and her husband, Daniel, of Kirkland, Wash., and Stephen Andruszkiewicz of Peabody; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late John Pietrzak and Frances Murawski.
The family would like to thank the staff of Radius Healthcare, Danvers for the kind, compassionate care they provided to both Adolph and Helen during their stay.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held from the David H. Gonet Funeral Home, 22 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Baptist Church, Salem at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. To leave a condolence, please visit www.gonetfuneralhome.com. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Parking is available in the church parking lot across the street from the funeral home.