Elizabeth A. Stanchina, age 91 of Norway,
passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Maryhill Manor in Niagara.
born on May 9, 1926 in Vulcan, the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Ball)
Liz married Francis Stanchina on
February 23, 1952 at St. Barbara’s Church in Vulcan. He preceded her in death on
March 10, 2011.
She worked as
a nurse’s aid for many years at Freemans and Pine Manor Nursing Homes, and
enjoyed spending her summers at her camp in Waucedah Township.
hobbies were gardening, watching her deer, and attending the horse shows at the
Dickinson Co. Fair grounds. Later in life she looked forward to going on the
casino bus tours with Judy’s Get Away Tours, and was especially appreciative of
all the friendships she made along the way.
priority was always family and she cherished spending time with them.
She gave her
heart to family and a beautiful memory lingers.
survived by her daughters Glory (Tim) Augustine, Mary (Mike) Opolka and Tina
(Al) Mott-Bjorkman; grandchildren Jodi (Matt) Gibson, Angela (Paul) Vivio, Luke
(Jenifer) Mott, Kristy Opolka and Michael Opolka; step-grandchildren Candace
(Jon) Rogers and Dustin Bjorkman; great grandchildren Anthony and Makayla Vivio,
Tyler Gayan, Kody and Riley Hendricks; sisters-in-law Carol Moraska, Margaret
Moraska and Francella Stanchina; many nieces and nephews.
preceded in death by her granddaughter Nicole Skoglund; brothers Louis, Joseph,
Paul and John Moraska and sisters Lucille Smokovitz and Veronica Gunville.
Elizabeth’s request private family services will be held.
will be at the Norway Township Cemetery.
were made with the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.
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