Sophie Grodski

Former Riverhead resident Sophie Grodski died March 25 at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, Fla. She was 86.

She was born in Greenport Sept. 28, 1924, to Jozefa (Deerkoski) and Antone Berkoski, and was a high school graduate.

She lived most of her life in Riverhead and moved to Altamonte Springs in 1984. Family members said she loved the outdoors and working in her garden, and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Predeceased by her husband, John, in 1992, Ms. Grodski is survived by her son, John, of Riverhead; her daughter, Jacqueline McCarthy of Oviedo, Fla.; her brother, Edward Berkoski of Mattituck; her sister, Theresa Wilcenski of Laurel; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased by her siblings Stanley and Helen Berkoski, Stella Rempe and Mary Gutowski,

Visiting hours will take place Friday, April 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead, with a service at 3:30 p.m.