Henrietta L. Grzes, a former first-grade teacher in the Cheektowaga Central School District, died Monday in the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Cheektowaga. She was 81 and lived in Blasdell.
The former Henrietta Noworyta graduated from Lackawanna High School and Buffalo State College and taught in Cheektowaga for about 10 years before staying home to look after her children. She was a communicant at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Orchard Park.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Henry L.; two sons, Henry J. of Cleveland and Paul F. of Blasdell; two daughters, Mary Kiersz of Amherst and Martha Barton of Lancaster; two brothers, Leonard Noworyta of West Seneca and Jerome Noworyta of Hamburg; and two grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Church, 3148 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna.