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JULY 8, 1916 -- MARCH 31, 2005

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sophia A. Mazur will be offered at 9:30 a.m. todayin St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 2050 South Creek Road, North Evans, after prayers at 8:30 in John Kaczor Funeral Home, 5453 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Burial will be in St. Vincent Cemetery, Eden.

Mrs. Mazur, a longtime Town of Evans resident and active member of St. Vincent de Paul Church, died Thursday in Lake Shore Hospital, Irving, after a brief illness. She was 88.

Born Sophia Jedrysik in Buffalo, she worked as a riveter at Bell Aircraft during World War II. She was also a homemaker who did part-time and volunteer work at St. Vincent de Paul Church.

Mrs. Mazur attended church daily for most of her life and was a 45-year parishioner at St. Vincent's. She was also a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and the Ladies of Charity.

She enjoyed cooking large Polish meals and gardening.

Her husband, Walter J., died in 2001.

She is survived by three daughters, Marie Stetz, Marcia Krug and Carolyn, all of Angola; three sons, Paul of the Town of Boston, Daniel of Angola and the Rev. Francis of Buffalo; a sister, Helen Gorkiewicz of Buffalo; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.