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DUNKIRK:  Gladys J. Halicki, 102, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk, formerly of Lodi Street, Forestville, passed away Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 at her residence.  She was born in Youngstown, OH on February 22, 1919, the daughter of the late Lucas and Frances (Maziarz) Kuziora.

  Gladys worked as a Housekeeper for the former Gowanda Psychiatric Center, Helmuth, NY, for 12 years, retiring in 1981.  She previously worked for the former Van Raalte Co. of Dunkirk, the former Curtis Wright Co. of Buffalo and also worked seasonally for her brother Joe on his grape farm and her sister in law Betty Kuzora at the former Collectors Corners Store in Forestville.  Gladys was a member of St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Forestville and the former St. Rose Society.

  Survivors include a son, Thomas Halicki, of Forestville and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Edward J. Halicki, whom she married on November 9, 1946 in St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Forestville and who died January 23, 1951, a sister Mary Skop and four brothers Sebastian Kuziora, Leo Kuziora, Joseph Kuziora and Leonard “Hank” Kuzora.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Faith Community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St. Rose of Lima Church, Center Street, Forestville, with Rev. Daniel F. Fiebelkorn, pastor officiating.  PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.

  The family suggests memorials may be made to Faith Community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church, 165 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, NY 14136.  To post condolences or memories go to

2 Comments on Obituary Notice – Gladys J. Halicki

  1. Barbara and Jack says:

    Tom, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Aunt Gladys was a gentle, loving woman. She will be remembered in our prayers, too.

  2. Gary crowell says:

    Tom, our deepest condolences to you over your loss. Peg and I both hope you can find peace. Again, we are sorry to see this. Gary

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