November 29, 1925 - March 5, 2021
Alfreda (Freda) Bazan Nowak, 95, a lifelong Utica resident died on Friday, March 5, 2021 at St. Luke’s Home. Freda was born in Utica on November 29, 1925, the daughter of Antoni and Katarzyna Suizdak Bazan. She graduated from Utica Free Academy and after high school, she attended Rider College in New Jersey in 1943-44. On May 30, 1949, Freda married Leonard J. Nowak in Holy Trinity Church, a loving union shared for 55 years. Freda was employed by Utica College from 1965 until her retirement in 1990. She was a parishioner of Holy Trinity Church and a member of their NA-KI-YAN Club, the Holy Rosary Society and the Polonaise Seniors. She was also a member of the West Side Seniors and the women’s golf league at Valley View. Freda is survived by her children and their spouses, Lynne and Philip Collis (Gainesville, FL), Diane and David Nobles (New Hartford, NY), and Robert and Kathy Nowak (Sahuarita, AZ); four grandchildren and their spouses, David and Gena Collis (Winter Park, FL), Lauren and Bradley Hunt (Salem, MA), Kristen and Ryan Flansburg (Reading, MA), and Jonathan and Kelly Nobles (Orlando, FL); eight great-grandchildren, Bridget and Jackson Collis; Eveline and Andrew Hunt, Mara and Remy Flansburg, and Hudson and Ellis Nobles, sister-in-law, Jane Bazan and many nieces and nephews from the extended Bazan-Nowak families. She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. The family will greet guests following Mass. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Freda’s name may be made to the Holy Trinity Memorial Fund or to a charity of your choice. Freda’s family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of St. Luke’s Home for the care and compassion shown to Freda during her stay.
Alfreda (Freda) Bazan Nowak, 95, a lifelong Utica resident died on Friday, March 5, 2021 at St. Luke’s Home. Freda was born in Utica on November 29, 1925, the daughter of Antoni and Katarzyna Suizdak Bazan. She graduated from Utica Free... View Obituary & Service Information
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