Northborough – Cathy (Socha) Zereski passed away peacefully on March 9th, 2023, after a brave battle with cancer.
She was born in Worcester on May 19, 1944, the daughter of Catherine and Felix Socha. She grew up in Worcester and attended St. Mary’s School from elementary through high school. She was a member of the St. Mary’s fife and drum corps and was a talented singer. She worked at House of Doherty and was the secretary to the president at Rice Barton after high school.
Kathy married her husband Don Zereski in 1964, had her children, Don Zereski, Jr., and Katie Zereski, and lived the rest of her life in Northborough. She spent summers in North Falmouth, and also lived in Geneva, Switzerland for several years and traveled the globe.
She was a devoted caregiver and incredible cook and her favorite times were spent with her children and grandchildren, McKenzie and Zachary Johnson. She did not like golf, but she loved riding in the cart to admire all the beautiful flowers along the course. She was very artistic and had taken several courses. She brought those talents into everything she did from interior decorating, to her gardens, to her awesome cooking, and stunning gift wrapping. She was a dedicated volunteer for both Abby’s House and the CASA Project (Court Appointed Special Advocates).
She will be lovingly missed by her husband Don Zereski, her son and daughter in-law Don and Kelsa Zereski, her daughter Katie Zereski, her grandchildren McKenzie and Zachary Johnson, and her brother and sister-in-law Joseph and Margaret Socha and their children.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Mass of Christian burial on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 10:00 am in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 34 Ward Street, Worcester. Interment will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 http://www.dana-farber.org/how-you-can-help/ways-to-give or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105 https://www.stjude.org/donate.
The Chiampa Funeral Home of Shrewsbury assisted with arrangements.