Delilia M. Gorczyca

February 27, 2012  

GLENFIELD, N.Y.  —  Delilia M. “Tootsie” Gorczyca, 91, died Sunday evening, Feb. 26, at her home on the Pine Grove Road under the care of her grandson, Richie and his wife, Lori with whom she lived and Lewis County Hospice.  

A special thank you to her angels: Deb Blair, Mary McIntyre, Martha Beadore and hospice nurse Kathy Parkosewich. They all helped in many ways. 

“Tootsie” was born June 27, 1920, in Martinsburg, a daughter of Alexander Joseph and Ione Mary Strife Maciejko, she attended rural school in the town of Turin.  

She married Edward Joseph Gorczyca on Sept. 29, 1940, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. Laporte officiating. Together the couple owned and operated dairy farms on the Middle Road, now known as the Lee Road, and on the Whiskey Lane Road for 23 years before moving into their Pine Grove Road home. 

Mrs. Gorczyca was also employed by AMF for a number of years. Her husband, Edward J. passed away on June 3, 1981.  

She especially loved to drive her John Deere tractor, work in her garden and care for her animals. 

In addition to her grandson, Richard J. and wife, Lori Gorczyca, “Tootsie” is survived by her dear friends of many years, Joyce Hill and Kevin and Patty Moshier; her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Sandra of Turin; her granddaughter Heather Gorczyca; her great granddaughter Miranda Rys and several nieces and nephews. 

Mrs. Gorczyca was a member and communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where a funeral Mass will be said 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, with Rev. Christopher Carrara officiating. Burial at the Brantingham Cemetery will be in the spring. 

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Sundquist Funeral Home.   

Memorials in Mrs. Gorczyca name may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY  13367; to the Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY  13367; or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, c/o St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Shady Avenue, Lowville, NY  13367 

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Information provided by Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.