Ida Evelyn Szostak, 93, of Buxton, passed away peacefully in Buxton, on March 1, 2019.
She was born in Masardis, Maine, on August 9, 1925, the daughter of the late Clarence and Lillie (Burleigh) Rockwell. She grew up on a large potato farm and attended Exeter, Maine schools.During her working years, Ida worked at the Dana Warp and Westbrook Spinning Mills. During World War II, she worked at the South Portland Shipyard.
She will always be remembered for taking care of her home, the pleasure she found in flowers, bird, and plants; however, her love of family was what was most important to her.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Szostak; and her siblings, Carl Rockwell, Clara Tedford, Lila Henderson, Hazel Robichaud and Florence Winslow; and a granddaughter, Crystal Seger.Ida is survived by her children, Rita Seger and her husband, John, of Gorham, Evie York of Buxton, and Ricky York and his wife, Vicky, of Gorham; grandchildren, John Seger Jr. and his fiancé, Christine, Dana Roberts, PJ Blanchette and his fiancé, Haley, Ethan Blanchette and his wife, Stephanie, Alex York, and Aric York; and great-grandchildren, William Bessette and his fiancé, Natasha, Tyler Seger, Imara Blanchette, and Zoey; one expected great-granddaughter, Stasia Blanchette; and a great-great-granddaughter, Libby.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.Arrangements are with Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral Service, Buxton.
Contributions can be made to The American Lung Association, 122 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330.