Cecelia S. (Maiewski) Malinowski, 90, passed away on November 8, 2021 at the Holyoke Care Center located at Mount Saint Vincent. Born on December 1, 1930 in Sunderland, she was the daughter of Bronislaw and Bronislwa (Burek) Maiewski. Cecelia was raised in Sunderland and graduated with honors, Pro Merito Honor Society from Amherst High School, after she worked as a secretary for the University of Massachusetts.
She met her husband Stanley Malinowski at the White Eagle Club, meeting at a polka dance, soon after they were married in 1952 and shared over 27 happy years together until his passing in 1979, at the age of 53. Stanley and Cecelia worked together at the family business, the M&M service station. While busy raising their family, Cecelia was involved with her children being a 4-H leader along with working in her own garden and canning many of those fruits and vegetables. She was an active member of the former Sacred Heart Church, where she loved to cook Polish food and volunteer at the Polish picnic every year. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Sodality. Cecelia was also a traveler; she gathered many of her friends and family members together to take trips. She visited many places in Europe including several trips to Poland and also enjoyed her cruises to Alaska and in the Caribbean. In recent years she enjoyed doing puzzles either with her family or with her new friends at the Center.
Her greatest love was spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed by her sons, Stephen Malinowski and his wife Cheryl of Westhampton and John Malinowski and his wife Cindy of Easthampton. She leaves three beloved daughters: Carol Whittemore and Michael her husband of Easthampton, Cynthia Donnellan and her husband Robert of North Weymouth and Susan Keser and her husband Mark of Granby. Cecelia leaves her sister Bernice Latka of Easthampton and was predeceased by her brother Joseph Maiewski. She was a beloved grandmother (Babci) to seven and a great grandmother to five. She leaves several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held at the Boucher-O’Brien Funeral Home, 7 Pleasant St. Easthampton on Sunday, November 14 from 4 to 6 PM. A graveside service on Monday at 12 PM meeting at St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Easthampton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.