Sylvia A. (Halgas) Smolinski

August 6, 1950 - March 10, 2016
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Sylvia (Halgas) Smolinski, 65, of Ludlow, passed away comfortably surrounded by her loving family after a valiant fight against cancer at the Fisher Home in Amherst on March 10, 2016. Born in Ludlow, MA August 6, 1950, Sylvia was the daughter of Helen (Rachmaciej) Halgas and the late Chester Halgas. A lifelong Ludlow resident, she was devout communicant of Christ the King Church.

Sylvia was a homemaker and part-time hairdresser for many years. She retired at age 65 and took pride in being hard-working and frugal throughout her life.

In addition to her mother, Sylvia is survived by her husband John Smolinski Jr. of Ludlow, her loving children and their spouses; Shauna Dion and her husband John; Derek Smolinski and his wife Melissa and Megan Rosa and her husband Lucas Rosa Jr. Sylvia is also the cherished grandmother of three beautiful grandchildren; John Dion Jr., Owen Smolinski, and Olivia Rosa. Sylvia also leaves her sister Carol Romaniak and her husband William of Ludlow and several nieces and nephews. Sadly she was predeceased by her brother Chester Halgas Jr.

She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by her family and friends

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Family and friends are invited to gather for a Liturgy of Christian Burial celebrating Sylvias life on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM in Christ the King Church, Warsaw Avenue, Ludlow, MA. Rites of Committal will follow in Island Pond Cemetery, Center St, Ludlow, MA.

Island Pond Cemetery
Center Street
Ludlow, MA 1056
Christ the King Catholic Church
41 Warsaw Avenue
Ludlow, MA 1056


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Born: August 6, 1950
Died: March 10, 2016

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Laurie and Richard Giordano posted on 3/11/16

Sylvia will be missed she was a great person. She will be watching over her family. She is at peace. With her dad and brother and they will take care of each other. She was a great cousin to me especially when we were young. I will miss here RIP SYLVIA


Pat Johnson posted on 3/12/16

My condolences to you all during this difficult time. Your mom meant a lot to me and I take comfort knowing you all were there for her. She is at peace now and will be sadly missed.