Obituaries » Margaret H. Zalucki (Tremko)
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June 11, 1932 - May 17, 2022
Margaret Helen Tremko Zalucki, age 89, of West Suffield, CT., formerly of Chicopee, MA., died calmly at home on May 17, 2022. She was the wife of predeceased John Michael Zalucki. Born on June 11, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna Tremko. Margaret was raised in the quaint town of Stafford Springs, CT. where she spent a happy childhood with her brother the late Peter Tremko and her sister the late Lillian Prestera. She earned her high school degree at Windham High School. Upon graduation, Margaret entered the banking industry where she worked with lifetime friends, Millie Wadjula, Jean Glazier, Shirley Vesce and her cousin Loretta Ruggiero. During this period, she used to attend ballroom dances on the weekends with her girlfriends. It was at one of these dances where, she met her future husband, John. The couple married on June 25,1955. Margaret and John were a loving team who worked hard together to provide a comfortable home for their children Kathleen and Michael. Margaret was a homemaker. In addition, as her children grew older, she worked outside the home. Over the years, Margaret held a variety of administrative and bookkeeping positions including her work at Aetna. By far, the most important thing in her life was her family. Her selflessness was extraordinary and she always catered to the needs of family, friends, and others. One of her strongest suits was the respect she showed by listening. She offered a humble and open ear to everyone. She also cast a positive light onto every situation and was the most forgiving person we will ever know. Margaret fostered an environment where family gatherings were commonplace including a Christmas Polish Wigilia dinner. She and John hosted this annual celebration for over fifty years. In addition to spending time with her family, Margaret enjoyed reading, her morning conversations with her lifetime friend Millie Wajdula, visiting weekly with her niece Marie Gottschlicht and shopping excursions and lunches with her friends. She is survived by her children Michael Zalucki and Kathleen Vaillancourt and her husband Michael of West Suffield, CT. She also leaves her beloved grandchildren Victoria Vaillancourt, Jamie Zalucki and Jessica Murphy, three wonderful great grandchildren Bennett, Addison and Mila and sixteen loving nieces and nephews. Visitation for Margaret will be held on Wednesday, May 25th from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in the Basilica of St. Stanislaus, 566 Front St. in Chicopee, MA at 11 am. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.