Jean C. Nowak, 76, passed away on April 4, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford after a prolonged period of declining health.
Jean was born in Woonsocket, RI and was the daughter of the late Jacob Irza and Joan (Petrowicz) Irza.
Jean was a graduate of Attleboro High School and Rhode Island College where she earned her degree in Education. Jean spent her entire professional career as a language arts teacher for the Somerset school system, where she was devoted to her classroom and students. After her retirement, Jean developed a passion for cooking and baking and enjoyed sharing her many masterpieces with her neighbors in her apartment building. Jean also enjoyed and excelled at word games and puzzles and loved to spend time with her cherished cat.
She is survived by her son, James Nowak and his wife Tracy Randall of Sedona, AZ; sister, Patricia Carella of Norton, her longtime and devoted companion Roy Rand of Fall River, and her close friends, Anne Medeiros of Taunton and Paula Soroka of N. Dighton.
She was preceded in death by her son Paul Nowak and her ex-husband Joseph Nowak.
Her family wishes to acknowledge the kind and compassionate care provided to Jean by the nursing and physician staff of St. Anne’s and St. Luke’s Hospital.
Private arrangements entrusted to the Hathaway Home for Funerals, Fall River.
Donations in Jean’s memory may be made to Forever Paws Animal Shelter, 300 Lynwood St., Fall River, MA 02721 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.
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