Idalina (Serafim) Witowski

November 19, 1932 - July 6, 2018
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Idalina (Serafim) Witowski, 85, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully Friday, July 6, 2018 surrounded by her family.  Daughter of the late Jose and Miguelina (Almeida) Serafim, she was born in Ludlow, MA on November 19, 1932.  Lena was a 1950 graduate of Ludlow High School.  She worked for many years at Koffee Kup Bakery.  She was communicant of St. Elizabeth’s Parish. Lena was active in the PACC and Ludlow Fire Dept Woman’s Auxiliary and the Portuguese American Citizen’s Club. She was an avid candlepin bowler and loved UConn Woman’s Basketball.  Her favorite times were spent watching her grandchildren’s sporting events and playing Bingo at the Polish Club.

Lena is survived by her son Mark Witowski (Diane);  two daughters Sheila Rodrigo (Gabriel); and Cynthia Goodreau (Wayne), all of Ludlow and her brother Joe Serafim (Barbara) of Pompano Beach, FL.  She also leaves her five beloved grandchildren Cari Huff (Richard), Jonathan Witowski, Amber Goodreau (DeVaughn), Eric Rodrigo and Andrew Goodreau (Christina) and four great-grandchildren Dominick, Drew, Michael and Isabella.  Sadly, she was predeceased by her husband Stanley T. Witowski in 2016.

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Visitation Information

Visiting hours at the funeral home are Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 9:00 AM until the time of the service.

Service Information

Funeral services celebrating Lena’s life will be held Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 10:45 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St, Ludlow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:30 AM in St. Elizabeth’s Parish, Hubbard St, Ludlow, MA.  Rites of Committal will be in Island Pond Cemetery, Center St, Ludlow, MA.

Donation Information

Memorial donations in Lena’s memory may be made to St. John the Baptist School, 217 Hubbard St., Ludlow, MA 01056 or St. Elizabeth’s Parish, 181 Hubbard St., Ludlow, MA 01056.


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Born: November 19, 1932
Died: July 6, 2018

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Michael & Julie DiCarlo posted on 7/12/18

Mark ,Sheila and Cindy we are sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and will be missed. We will not be able to attend the services. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.


Cindy Gendreau posted on 7/11/18

So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom/Grandmother sending thoughts and prayers your way.Cindy, Brian and family.


Tina Ziencina posted on 7/10/18

So sorry for your loss so soon after your dad/grandfather's. I always enjoyed Lena's wit sitting across from her at Bingo. She will be dearly missed.