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Isabella Joan (Wasik) Tenerowicz

October 8, 1924 ~ May 26, 2018 (age 93)

Isabella Joan Tenerowicz known to family and friends as Isabelle or "Izzy" passed away on May 26th at The Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, Wrentham, MA. She was born in 1924 to Polish immigrants John and Mary (Josefek) Wasik in Westfield, MA. She was the youngest of six daughters, all of whom worked on the family farm. She shared a love of singing with her sisters, played guitar, and performed with sisters Stella and Helen. She graduated from Westfield High School, then began her career in banking. Isabelle married Henry (Hank) Tenerowicz in 1947. They lived in Boston for a few years, where she worked in banking before returning to Westfield. Isabelle with Hank raised three daughters and then resumed her career, most notably at the Westfield Savings Bank. After retiring, they moved to the The American Inn in Southwick, MA. Isabelle was actively involved in parish life at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. On the dance floor she and Hank were fondly known as the "old smoothies". She also loved to bake and made cakes for all occasions. An avid golfer she played in several leagues with Hank and her friends.  When her daughters were young she enjoyed travel around New England, New York, and to Washington D.C. and Nova Scotia. She and Hank later became active in the Elder Hostel Program trips. They also made a trip to missions in Mexico and visited family on the West Coast and in Canada. Isabelle treasured their many winters spent in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Isabelle is predeceased by Henry in 2015, and sisters Genevieve Rocha, Nellie Wasik, Wanda Wasik, Stella Barcewicz, and Helen Corcoran. She leaves her daughters Linda (and John) Dunn, Laura Tenero, and Ann Tenero; cherished grandchildren Meredith (and Jim) Faletra, Christopher Dunn, Hillary (and John) Stanisz, Nathan (and Michelle) Stoetzel, Alexandra Stoetzel, and Sydney Tenero-Durand; great grandchildren Mia and Anthony Faletra, Leif and Ivy Stoetzel, many nieces and nephews and their families. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, June 2nd at 11AM in Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 127 Holyoke Road, Westfield, MA followed by burial at St. Mary's Cemetery, Southampton Road, Westfield. Visiting hours will precede the mass from 9AM to 10:30AM in the Firtion Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad Street, Westfield, MA. In lieu of flowers contributions in Isabella's name may be directed to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, the Alzheimer Association (www.alz.org), or the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org.). ;

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