Pittsfield- Ethel Lenora Nelson Sadlowski, age 81, died Thursday, September 20, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Ethel was born in Pittsfield, a daughter of the late Robert and Mina (Decker) Nelson. She was a 1955 graduate of Pittsfield High School.
Ethel met the love of her life, and the best thing to have ever happened to her- the late Norman Sadlowski. Norm and Ethel were married in New York on February 3, 1956, and began her happily ever after raising their family.
Ethel was primarily a homemaker. After she raised her family, she worked in the office at England’s Brothers and Besse Clarke’s. After her retirement, Ethel became a Foster Grandparent volunteer at the Berkshire County Head Start, which brought her tremendous joy. She would tell you that her greatest accomplishment in life was her family.
Ethel had a great love of books and was an avid reader. She proudly passed her love of reading on to her grandchildren. Music was a part of Ethel’s daily life, and she enjoyed many genres, but her favorite was Rod Stewart. She also loved seeing movies on the big screen with her daughter.
She is survived by her 5 children, Robert A. Sadlowski (Nadine) of Lanesboro, Richard N. Sadlowski (Barbara) of Adams, Linda-Lee Londergan (Michael) of Pittsfield, James R. Sadlowski (Amy) of Indiana, and Joel C. Sadlowski (Lee) of Pittsfield. Ethel also leaves her best friend of over 60 years, Dorothy “Dot” Keoppen of Florida, 5 grandchildren, Danielle Duda, Elizabeth Werden, Matthew and Corey Sadlowski, and Michael Londergan, Sr., and her 3 great grandchildren, Grace and Hallie Rose Duda, and Michael Londergan, Jr. Ethel also leaves her faithful companion, her dog Rusty.
Besides her husband and parents, Ethel was predeceased by her granddaughter, Missy Sue Sadlowski, and her sister, Marilyn Thurber.
SERVICES: Calling Hours for Ethel will be Friday, Sept. 28th from 10-11AM at the DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME with a Memorial Service at the Funeral Home to immediately follow beginning at 11AM. Burial will follow with her husband at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Memorial Donations in Ethel’s memory may be made to Hospice Care in the Berkshires or to the Berkshire Humane Society, in care of the Funeral Home.