Cover photo for Margaret D. Ferrick Gnacinski's Obituary

Margaret D. Ferrick Gnacinski

d. July 1, 2014

Margaret D. Ferrick Gnacinski

Margaret D. Ferrick Gnacinski, 85, of Erie, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at her residence. She was born May 20, 1929 in Erie, a daughter of the late Stephen and Agnes E. Bagniszewski Ferrick.

She attended Brown School, a one room school house in West Green Township. She was a graduate of Academy High School Class of 1947 and served on their reunion committee.

She was involved in the PTA at Irving School and girls and boys scouting for many years.

Margaret worked at GE and PA Telephone Company and for her family business, Gnacinski and Sons.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband James F. Gnacinski; daughter-in-law, Kim Gnacinski and son-in-law, Michael Farbo.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Wigfield (Richard) of Hagerstown, MD and Virginia Farbo of Chambersburg, PA; three sons, Robert Gnacinski of Ft. Myers, FL, Paul Gnacinski (Kathie) and Gary Gnacinski both of Erie; one brother, Christopher Ferrick (Bernadette) of Waterford; four sisters, Audrey Thomas (Gordon) of Girard, Pauline Wellz of Waterford, Frances Ferrick of Erie and Mary Haley (Jim) of Waterford and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Gnacinski of Girard, PA. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call at the John R. Orlando Funeral Home, Inc., 2122 Raspberry Street, on Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and may attend a Funeral Mass on Tuesday at Saint Andrew Church, 1116 West Seventh St., at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice Services, 719 Indiana Dr., Erie, PA 16505. Margaret's family would like to extend a special thank you to her caregiver and friends Mary Pat Holly Cathey.


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