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Sylvia A. (LaRochelle) Kitka

November 29, 1938 ~ June 6, 2021 (age 82)


Webster- Sylvia A. (LaRochelle) Kitka age 82 passed away at home on her 62nd wedding anniversary, Sunday, June 6, 2021 with her loving family at her side. 

She leaves her husband, Frederick Kitka Sr., two daughters, Kathleen Kitka of Newtown, CT, and Janet Gentili and her husband Anthony of Thompson CT; a son, Frederick Kitka Jr. and his wife Heidi of Thompson, CT. She also leaves two brothers, Robert LaRochelle and his wife Sylvia of Moncks Corner, SC and John LaRochelle and his wife Margaret of Wilsonville, CT.  She also leaves nieces and nephews, Julie, George, Suzanne, Robert Jr., Walter and John and several great nieces and nephews. Sylvia was born in Webster, daughter of the late George LaRochelle and Cora (Kozlowski) LaRochelle.

The focus of her life was her family, her faith and her church. Sylvia was a dedicated member of St. Joseph Basilica Parish and served in a variety of ways and capacities over the years. She was a member and secretary of the parish council for several years, served as a Eucharistic Minister, and was in charge of the Altar Guild.  Sylvia was also a member and past president of the Holy Rosary Sodality; Saint Anne’s Society, and the Polish Women’s Club.  She was one of the overall project director’s for the book “Our Gift Our Legacy”, and was in charge of research and editing. She was also one of the overall project director’s for the “St. Joseph Basilica Parish 125th Anniversary Book” and was photo research person.

Sylvia loved to garden. She enjoyed cooking and liked to travel, shop, and play cards. She also bowled in the “Thursday Morning Coffee League.” She was formerly employed at the Lodge Restaurant as a hostess and bookkeeper.  

The funeral will be held Friday June 11, 2021 from the Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School St., Webster with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Basilica, Webster at 10 AM. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Thursday June 10, 2021 from 5-7 PM.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Joseph Basilica in her memory. 

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Calling Hours
June 10, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home
48 School Street
Webster, MA 01570

Funeral Mass
June 11, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Basilica
Whitcomb St.
Webster, MA 01570

June 11, 2021

11:15 AM
Saint Joseph's Garden of Peace
Old Worcester Road
Webster, MA 01570

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