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June Doris Grocki
MAINE - June Doris Grocki of South Portland, Maine; and West Palm Beach, Florida; passed away on Oct. 22, 2011, at the young age of 91, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her close family.
She was born June 16, 1920, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to Frederick and Eva Balser, the oldest of three wonderful sisters. June graduated from Pawtucket High School, and went on to marry Edwin Grocki. She devoted her life to her family, and also loved her job as a cashier at Fernandes supermarket. June embraced a love of dancing and singing, and had a flair for performance. She and Edwin would jitterbug the night away, and she continued to dance until this fall. June and her 5 girlfriends, created a tradition of weekly card playing, through which they supported each other for more than 50 years. She was a gentle and loving person who enhanced the lives of all she encountered.
June was predeceased by her loving husband, Edwin Grocki; her beloved daughter Carol Hardy; and her dear son-in-law, Thomas Noll. She will be missed greatly by her daughter Lois Grocki, of Maine and her children, Eli and Hannah; her grandson Justin Waffird of California, his wife Sara and children Jacob and Eli; her sister Margaret McHale and husband James; and her sister Phyllis Victoria and husband James. She will also be greatly missed by her many loving nieces and nephews, as well as by her many dear friends.
A Memorial Mass will be held at Saint Bartholomew's Church, Cape Elizabeth, Maine; at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday November 12th; followed by the burial of her ashes, and a gathering for friends and family at the Hobb's Funeral Home Hospitality Center, South Portland, Maine.
In lieu of flowers please donate in her memory to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 180 US Route One, Scarborough ME 04074.
For further obituary information or for online condolences, go to www.hobbsfuneralhome.com