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CECELIA ANN POLASEK PETTIGREW
Cecelia was born in Galveston, Texas on February 24, 1937 to Mary Agnes Fee and Edwin Joseph Polasek. Cecelia, 79, passed away Friday morning February 10, 2017 at her Valley View home after a long confinement. Her husband was at her side.
Cecelia is a graduate of all girls Dominican High School in Galveston. She is a devoted Catholic and always followed the religious teachings she felt and was raised in. She had a very pleasant and forgiving nature.
Cecelia's parents divorced when she was 12. She embraced her father's wife, Martha Ann, as a good friend and gained 2 sisters, Linda and Sandra, and 2 brothers, Clay and Kelly. Her mother married P.W. Enbey and she lived at 1516 Ave. H (Ball St.) through high school.
Cecelia met her future husband while working at the Martini Movie Theater at 21st and Church St. in April 1955. After six months of dating and engagement, she married Raymond Arvel Pettigrew on October 23, 1955 in Saint Mary Cathedral, located at 21st and Church St.
Cecelia is survived by her husband Raymond, three children: Rebecca Lynn, Mark Raymond, Susan Elizabeth. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Mikia Ann.
Cecelia devoted her time to having and raising her children. Taking good care of her husband, and moving her family had to be her best and yet, toughest job. She was employed by Dr. William F. Powell at Widden Memorial Clinic for several years. She really enjoyed her last positon with Dansk International at Gainesville Outlet Mall because of the customers she met. She retired in 1998 to have more time for traveling.
Everyone, upon meeting Cecelia liked her. Close friends loved her. Cecelia and Raymond loved each other the "mostest."
A memorial mass for Cecelia will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, March 4, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church, located at 825 N. Weaver St., Gainesville, TX 76240.
In place of all other tributes; memorial contributions may be made in Cecelia's name, to: Solaris Hospice, 2250 S. FM 51, Decatur, TX.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
Published on March 3, 2017
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