Cecelia Josephine Boris, active throughout her 93 years as a resident of both the Buffalo and Friendship areas, died Friday after a lengthy illness in the Nile home of her daughter.
Born in Buffalo, the former Cecelia Rogacki lived most of her life in Getzville and North Tonawanda, moving to the Friendship area in 1963. During World War II, she worked for the defense effort through the Works Progress Administration and also for a GI canteen in Buffalo operated by mothers of soldiers. She also was employed by Duffy's Silk Mill and Sattler's department store.
Mrs. Boris led a rich life in Friendship, as a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a member of the ladies auxiliaries of Friendship American Legion Post 1168 and Allegany County and Southwestern Firemen's associations.
Mrs. Boris enjoyed tatting, crocheting, travel and boating.
Valerian Boris, her husband of 40 years, died in 1983.
Survivors include a son, Stanley Pudlewski; one daughter, Eleanor C. "Ellie" Clark; and a sister, Rita Wolfe.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Treusdell Funeral Home, 50 W. Main St.