Stella A. Struzik
WOONSOCKET - Stella A. (Tesavis) Struzik, 86, of North Ballou St., died June 5, 2014 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Frank Struzik. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Stella (Zutowt) Tesavis.
She worked as an elementary school teacher for the City of Cranston, and in the early fifties taught elementary school in Japan. A member of Sacred Heart Church, Woonsocket, she enjoyed singing in the choir. Stella was an advocate of the National Alliance of Mental Illness. She loved to play piano.
She is survived by her two sons, John and Frank Struzik both of Woonsocket; her daughter, Nancy Szarko of Milford, NH; her brother Carl Tesavis of Georgia; and two grandchildren, Raymond and Sara. She was predeceased by her three sisters, Virginia Battle, Irene Simkevich and Carolyn Kossowan.
Her funeral will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 9 AM from the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Sacred Heart Church, 415 Olo St., Woonsocket. Burial will be private. Calling hours are Friday from 5 - 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Alliance for Mental Illness, PO Box 62596, Baltimore, MD 21264 or Alzheimer's Association - RI Chapter 245 Waterman St., Suite 306 Providence, RI 02906.
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