Florence, MA — Lottie “Wladyslawa” B. Surgen, 74, of 34 High St. in Florence passed away March 26, 2022 at Baystate Medical Hospital in Springfield, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Braunschweig, Germany on April 17, 1947 she was the daughter of the late Jozef Zadworny and Katherine Cicha Zadworny.
She came to America at 3 years old where a Polish family sponsored Lottie and her family in Hatfield, and eventually settled in Northampton later. Lottie attended Northampton public schools and graduated from Northampton High School in 1965 with honors. She furthered her education at Westfield State College. After college, Lottie helped raise her siblings and eventually married her husband of 55 years, Paul Surgen of Leeds. Lottie followed Paul when he was drafted in the Army in 1969. They lived in San Francisco and Monterey during his service. While in California, Lottie was a nurse and caretaker at a convalescent hospital. After Paul was discharged, they came back to Northampton to raise a family of their own.
She enjoyed coaching her children in sports and was the administrator for several athletic associations. Lottie then traveled around the country watching them play at the college level. She was an avid Boston sports fan, book reader and gardener. Loved to walk with her husband, collect shells and rocks at the beach. The time she most enjoyed was spending time with her kids, grandkids and granddog. You couldn’t find a more loving human being. Lottie helped many people during her time on this Earth.
Lottie is survived by her husband Paul; her four children, Eric of Florence, Mike of Atlanta, Adam of Florence, and Amanda of Holyoke. She also leaves her two grandchildren, Shelby Tetreault, and Jeffrie Surgen. In addition, her brother Joseph Zadworny of Florence, John Zadworny of Saint Johns, Edward Zadworny of Leeds, and sister Mary Clark of Whately.
She was predeceased by her father Jozef Zadworny and mother Katherine Cicha Zadworny.
Calling Hours will be Thursday March 31, 2022 from 4 to 7 pm at the CZELUSNIAK FUNERAL HOME, 173 North St. Northampton, MA 01060. An In-House Service for anyone who wishes to attend will be held Friday April 1, 2022 at 10 am. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association. Please go to Czelusniakfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
Published by Daily Hampshire Gazette on Mar. 30, 2022.