|Birth: ||Oct. 31, 1889|
|Death: ||Nov. 5, 1983|
New Haven County
Frances was born to Grigori & Anastasia Wakula in what was once known as Austria-Hungary in 1889. She had several brothers and sisters.
Wife to Klemens Stempowicz, Frances had 2 children; a daughter Mary born 1921 who died at birth and a son Lee born in 1923. She had a granddaughter Jean and 2 great-grandchildren.
At the age of 16, Frances and her older sister Anna immigrated to America, arriving at the port of N.Y.C. in 1905. At the time of her arrival in America they had no idea they would never again see the family they left behind; historical events of the Bolshevik revolution & rise of Communism removed hope of a family reunion.
She resided in New Haven, Conn.& married Klemens Stempowicz, a Pole who immigrated from Russia. They owned a restaurant, "The New York Restaurant" for many years in New Haven, Conn.
-The Babka bread she baked & the Psanka Easter Eggs she made are a wonderful tradition she passed on to us from "the old country"- She would be pleased to know it has been carried on to her great-grandchildren.
Her death was peaceful; of old age.
Frances & Klemens' names are inscribed on the Wall of Honor at the Immigration Museum, Ellis Island, NY,NY.
"Ya tyebya lyublyu"
Klemens Stempowicz (1892 - 1955)
Mary Stempowicz (1921 - 1921)*
Lee Z Stempowicz (1923 - 1999)*
Note: Sister: 8541792
Saint Lawrence Cemetery
New Haven County
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Record added: Mar 13, 2004
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Merry Christmas, Grandmother- I am thinking of you and missing you today. All those special Christmas Day dinners made with such love are fondly recalled....|
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