Webster- Germaine "Jeri" (Orciuch) Kempinski, age 88 passed away with her loving family by her side at Brookside Rehabilitation Center. She leaves her husband of 66 years, Felix Kempinski of Webster, two sons; Michael of Florida, Mark of Webster, two daughters; Susan Belleville of Grafton and Debra Sargent of Cape Cod, eight grandchildren; Eric, Brian, Jeff, John, James, Stephen, Kirk, Jeannie and a great-grand-daughter, Alaina. She also leaves a brother Raymond Orciuch, of Auburn.
She was born in Worcester, the youngest of 7 children, and graduated from Commerce High School. She was a member of the Polish Women's Club at St. Joseph Basilica. “Jeri” as she was known, was recognized by Dr. Heimlich as a life saver for successfully performing his maneuver. In addition to being a dedicated mother and devoted wife, Jeri was the lead baker for 24 years at Bartlett High School cafeteria, Webster, retiring in 2004. Her gift of cooking extended to family events, always bringing joy with her special ingredient, a pinch of love. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, August 12th at 11:00 AM in St. Joseph Basilica, Whitcomb St., Webster, MA, please go directly to church. There are no calling hours. The Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School St., Webster, MA has been entrusted with her arrangements. A guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com where you may post a condolence or light a candle.