Edith Sawicki

Edith Sawicki of Southold died Feb. 17 at the age of 87.

She was born Oct. 24, 1924, in Riverhead to Walter and Waleria (Niegolka) Kowalski.

A lifelong North Fork resident, she was a communicant of Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Cutchogue and a member of the Sacred Heart Rosary Society.

Family members said she was a devoted farmer’s wife who enjoyed cooking, canning, pickling, preserving and gardening.

Predeceased by her husband, Frank Sawicki, in 1995, Ms. Sawicki is survived by her children, Frank, of Fort Payne, Ala., and Patricia Sypher of Southold; her brothers, Frank Kowalski of Jamesport and Walter Kowalski of Alabama; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, March 1, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church, Father Marian Bicz officiating. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Cutchogue.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold.