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Sonya L. (Barowy) Gubicza

Sonya L. (Barowy) Gubicza, 67 of Mayfair Court, Ipswich and formerly of Chestnut Street, Hamilton, died Saturday December 6, 2008 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers following her long illness.

Born in Ipswich September 27, 1941, daughter of the late John and Lillian (Chirmack) Barowy, she was raised in Ipswich and was a 1958 graduate of Ipswich High School and a graduate of Green Mountain College in Vermont. In addition to her raising her family she was employed for many years as a secretary and receptionist, most recently employed at CPI Manufacturing of Beverly and also worked part time at Brooksby Village in Peabody. She was a terrific cook who enjoyed home gardening and travel. She toured Europe with her daughter and much of New England with her friends. She’ll be remembered by her family and friends as a woman of strong will.

She is survived by two sons, David Gubicza of Raliegh Durham, NC and Stephen Gubicza and his wife Lisa of Ipswich; a daughter, Sharon L. Savage and her husband Timothy of Newbury; six grandchildren, Ryan and Andrew Gubicza both of NC, Kaleigh and Kihana Gubicza both of Ipswich and Jessica and Erin Savage both of Newbury; a brother, John “Jack” Barowy of Ipswich and a sister, Olga Mastrangelo of Ipswich.

Private arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.

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