Mildred Holecko 1919-2014

NEWTON FALLS – Mildred “Millie” Holecko, 94, of Newton Falls, entered to eternal rest on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Gillette Nursing Home in Warren.

She was born on Aug. 29, 1919, in Warren, the daughter of Paul and Catherine Johnson Soos.

On Jan. 27, 1940, Mildred and Stephen Holecko were united in marriage.

The couple owned a small farm in Newton Falls, where she assisted Stephen in the raising of cows, chickens and vegetables.

Millie had worked in Ravenna at the Woolen Mills, where she made supplies for the infantry during World War II. Besides helping her husband on the farm, she also worked for 31 years at Trumbull Lamp, a division of G.E. She retired from her duties as an assembler at Trumbull Lamp in 1983.

Millie was a longtime parishioner of SS. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church in Newton Falls. She was an active member of St. Joseph Ladies Guild.

She was a member of T.O.P.S. Chapter 1374 and was chapter queen in 1987.

She loved her flower and vegetable garden, crafts and baking and often shared the products of her labor. Her fondness for animals was evident by her adoption of stray dogs and cats.

Memories of Millie will be carried on by her daughters, Mary Ann Brown of Akron and Dorothy (David) Fogel of Howland; her two grandchildren, Julianne Fogel (Joe) Lenkey and Christine (Jason) Brooker; her three great-grandchildren; her sisters, Pauline Kezele and Gertrude Chalmers; and her two sisters-in-law, Winnie Soos and Mildred Gran.

Preceding Mildred were her brothers, Stephen Soos and Raymond Soos, and her three sisters, Helen Lurtz, Stella Crum and Betty Ann Sinn.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday at the Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at SS. Mary and Joseph Church in Newton Falls.

Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown.

A special thank you is extended by the family to all the dedicated caregivers at the Gillette Nursing Home.

The family request that material tributes may be made in memory of Mildred to Harbor Light Hospice in Youngstown, to SS. Mary and Joseph Church in Newton Falls or to the activities department of the Gillette Nursing Home in Warren.

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