Lucille Ann Morawiec
May 21, 1915 - February 24, 2011
PAWTUCKET - Born in Chicago on Lake Michigan to the late Estelle Zeiss Yagle and Frank Plansky, enjoying vacations in Wisconsin at her grandparent’s dairy farm. She was the wife of the late Stephen J. Morawiec.
She attended Northwestern University at the age of 15, moving to Washington, D.C. To work for the U.S. Treasury Dept and met her soul mate and future husband, U.S. Marine Steve Morawiec Sr. in 1936. They married and moved to RI where she was the first woman to be employed at the new Quonset Point in 1940. For the war effort, while Steve joined the Navy in the Pacific, she became a welder at the Charlestown Navy Boatyard in MA. Returning to RI to start a family during the war, the first of three children, Nancy Lou, followed by Stephen and Sheila. Besides her children, she is survived by her granddaughter Malena Averbuj-Brown and a grandson, Russell Goodman.
Later the call to return to work came in from the Internal Revenue Service, followed years later by retirement from the Post Office in 1974.
For all her years of family and government service, she was always there for her family and friends, counseling, assisting on interview skills and resumes, she would volunteer to help everyone. Being ever thankful, her deep faith was her strength, sharing with us all in life. Mom always said "God doesn't forget me, I don't forget God".
Lucille was an avid reader and a great fan of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.
There will be a Memorial Service for Lucille on Wednesday, April 6 at 6:30 PM at the Newman Congregational Church, 100 Newman Avenue, Rumford (East Providence) RI.
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