Emilia Ursulina (Bertolino) Brzoska, 98, wife of the late John W. Brzoska, passed away at home on Sunday, September 3, 2017.
She was born in Westfield on February 22, 1919, the daughter of the late Emilio and Anna (Danek) Bertolino. Emilia graduated from Westfield High School in 1936. She obtained a nursing degree in 1961 and worked in the nursery at Noble Hospital until her retirement.
Emilia and John owned and operated a dairy farm in Southwick. She drove the farm vehicles, maintained the grounds, managed the household, and raised 4 daughters. She enjoyed sewing clothes, upholstering, creating beautiful area rugs, playing cards and spending winters in Florida. Emilia did so many things in her lifetime it is impossible to list them all.
Emilia is predeceased by her sisters, Stella Pihl and Florianna Case, and leaves her sister Josephine Kotowski of Westfield. She leaves her 4 daughters, Linda Filipone of East Windsor, CT, Janet Brzoska Puma of Debary, Florida, Nancy Brzoska and Emily Susan Brzoska of Southwick; 4 grandchildren and one great grandson.
Burial was private. Donations may be made to the Southwick Congregational Church at 488 College Highway, Southwick, MA 01077.
September 7, 2017
Time: TBD to TBD
Southwick Congregational Church
488 College Highway
Southwick, MA 01077
354 College Highway