Food Culinary 19

Zofia "Zosia" 'Babcia' Awlasewicz

October 25, 1945 ~ August 31, 2019 (age 73)


Zofia "Zosia" Awlasewicz, also fondly known as 'Babcia' of Ridgefield, Connecticut passed away at Danbury Hospital on August 31st, 2019.
She was born in Poland on October 27, 1945. As a young brave teenager she traveled to the United States to settle with relatives in Norwalk, Connecticut. 
Zofia soon met her husband Richard, another native of Poland. The two created a full life with their children, extended family and friends, continuing Polish traditions and lifestyles. They frequented the Polish Club in Port Chester, New York for holidays, festivities and other special occasions. Many a night Zofia tore up the dance floor in Polka fashion. 
Zofia was passionate about taking care of everyone and cooking for all! Her famous line was "Eat, Eat, Eat!" The door to her home in Brookfield CT was literally always wide open, an invitation for many growing up with her children to walk in and join the family at the table.

Many found themselves around her table eating an array of ethnic foods.There was always enough food to feed an army. Zofia is survived by children Anna Jette and husband Leo, Thomas Awlasewicz and wife Luanne and Ursula Burgess and husband Chris; grandchildren Nicole, Kylie, Cooper, Olivia and Luke; sister Barbara Skrehota and husband George and nephew Christopher Kozakiewicz and family. Zofia is predeceased by both parents Stanislaw and Stanislawa, husband Richard, loving grandson Joey and sister Krystyna.

A Church Service will be held at St Mary's Church in Ridgefield, CT on Saturday October 26, 2019 at 11 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Life Gathering at 850 Degrees Wood Fired Restaurant (424 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877). All are invited to join us at the service and celebration to pay respect and share memories of her and 'Babcia stories'.

Zofia was a formidable, big-hearted loving woman. She was always concerned about everyone's well-being. She will be missed greatly by her family and friends.To light a candle or to  send a condolence in her memory please visit 

Per the request of the family, if you are ordering flowers, we ask that there are NO LILLIES in the arrangements. Thank you.

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Memorial Mass
October 26, 2019

11:00 AM
ST Mary Church (Ridgefield)
55 Catoonah St
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Celebration of Life Gathering
October 26, 2019

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
850 Degrees Wood Fired Restaurant
424 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

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