Ware - Hazel M. Cady, 83, of Ware, died on Monday, June 15, 2020 at Willimansett Center West – Chicopee following a brief period of declining health.
Hazel leaves her daughter/niece, Liane Slosek; granddaughter Brianna Slosek; her sister Beverly Krasnecky and brother-in-law, Walter Krasnecky; her nieces and nephews and their spouses Diane (Krasnecky) Pinney and David Pinney, Dan Krasnecky and Tina Krasnecky, Tina (Cady) Ivovic and Ivan Ivovic, Dave Krasnecky and Cindy Krasnecky, Kevin Krasnecky, 13 great nieces and nephews and many, many friends. She was born in Ware, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Leslie and Jessie (Davis) Cady, sister of the late Shirley (Cady) Pierce, and aunt of the late Richard Pierce. Hazel was a life-long resident of the area.
Hazel worked as a bookkeeper at Sherman Oil Co. in West Brookfield for most of her career. She was a very active member and past president of the Rebekah Assemblies, and spent much of her free time volunteering to help advance their causes. She served on the Board of Directors of the Odd Fellows Home of Massachusetts in Worcester, and was also a past President of the Board.
Hazel, who always had to be in the driver's seat, loved her many road trips with family and friends. She was always proud to say she has driven to almost all 50 states. A favorite spot was Virginia Beach where she and her sister, Beverly, often spent time relaxing in the summer sun. She always made time for family. She had a ready laugh, a teasing smile, and was always willing to help out in any way she could. She was definitely the “adventurous aunt” and spent time with her nieces and nephews with beach trips, going to the movies, out to dinner for birthdays, organ playing, snowmobiling, etc.
Her family values showed through the brightest when she took on the role of mother and later grandmother to Liane and Brianna when her sister Shirley passed away nearly 30 years ago. In talking with Hazel, you could tell how much she loved Liane and Brianna, how proud she was of these two ladies, and how blessed she felt to have them in her life.
Due to the current situation, an invitation-only graveside service is being planned at the beautiful Quabbin Cemetery in Ware to celebrate Hazel’s life.
Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant St., in Ware is assisting her family with arrangements.
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