Frances J. (Bunavicz) Podgurski

  • Born: November 27, 1931
  • Died: November 25, 2019
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Frances J. (Bunavicz) Podgurski, 87, a lifelong resident of Stoughton, "The Matriarch of West Stoughton", died peacefully at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Monday, November 25, 2019. She was the wife of 64 years to the late Edward B. Podgurski, who died December 12, 2018. Frances, daughter of the late Frank and Josephine Bunavicz, was born and raised in Stoughton. A graduate of St. Patrick's High School in Brockton, she was a cafeteria worker for Stoughton Public Schools for 21 years before retiring in 1990. She was professed into the Secular Franciscan Order on April 16, 1991 in Hyde Park. Frances was a longtime parishioner and Eucharistic Minister at Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton and was a longtime 4H leader. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening and camping in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

Frances was the mother of Ann Marie Ronald and her husband Chuck of Canton, Joseph M. Podgurski and his wife Donna of West Bridgewater, John Podgurski, Matthew Podgurski and his longtime companion Cheryl and Mark Podgurski all of Stoughton and the late Edward F. Podgurski. She was the grandmother of Jacob Ronald, Hailey Marie Ronald and her longtime companion Bobby, Jesse Ronald, Jessica Pratt, Joseph Podgurski, Brian Podgurski, Jill Smith and her husband Shain, Kerri Podgurski and her longtime companion Jason and Merry Podgurski and her husband Josh. She was the sister of Carol Swift of Groton, Lois Gadry of Canton, Donald Bunavicz of Mansfield and the late Ronald Bunavicz. She is also survived by 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Saturday at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Stoughton at 10 AM. Visiting Hours Friday from 4-7 PM. Interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Canton. Donations in Frances' memory may be made to Stoughton Food Pantry, dba Ilse Marks Food Pantry, PO Box 812, Stoughton, MA 02072.


Condolence & Memory Journal


To Mark, Matty, and the entire Podgursk family I just learned of the passing of your mom. I knew her and your dad for many years at Pk. Dental.. may she be guided to her eternal rest on the wings of the embraced by God and the loved ones that preceded her ....prayers of comfort to the family... ....marcia springstead

Posted by marcia springstead - sharon, MA - Friend   January 20, 2020

Sincerest Condolences to the family.
Peter Buckley

Posted by A friend   December 18, 2019

A great lady and great Franciscan!!
God Bless you! You will be missed!
Bob Laubinger

Posted by A friend   December 10, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you and family.She created many happy memories.

Posted by Diana Foster    December 02, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Nancy Hood

Posted by A friend   December 02, 2019

Extending our deepest sympathy to you during this time. Our prayers and blessings are with you.

Posted by From all of us at Sherm's Auto Body - Stoughton, MA - Acquaintance   November 28, 2019

Matthew as well as all your brothers and everyone else in your family I'm sorry to hear of your loss I only had the opportunity to meet your mother a couple of times she always had a smile she's with her husband now and they both rest in peace

Posted by Charles Mayo - Stoughton, MA - Friend   November 27, 2019

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