Rose M. Szerlag

Born: Thu., Jun. 22, 1916
Died: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017


8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Thu., Oct. 05, 2017
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Thu., Oct. 05, 2017
Location: St. Peter's Church

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Northbridge- Rose M. (Michalik) Szerlag, age 101, of Hill St., passed away peacefully on Sunday October 1, 2017 at St. Camillus Health Center in Whitinsville with her family at her side. Her husband of 62 years Martin P. Szerlag Sr. died in 2006. Born on June 22, 1916 in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Kieronski) Michalik. She was sister of the late Peter, Bruno, and Joseph Michalik, Stella Swierk, and Helen Edge.
      She is survived by her daughters Barbara A. Villano of Whethersfield, CT and Kathryn M. Grace of Northbridge; her son Martin P. Szerlag, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Northbridge; her daughter-in-law Lynette Szerlag of Northbridge; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews including her nephew Edward Michalik of Uxbridge. She was predeceased by her son Frank J. Szerlag, her son-in-law Thomas J. Villano, and her great-grandson Brayden Szerlag.
     For many years Rose helped her husband in the operation of Szerlag Dairy Farms in Northbridge. In her earlier years, she was an avid flower and vegetable gardener; she enjoyed crocheting, traveling, and reading. Rose especially enjoyed visits with her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all.
     Her funeral will be held Thursday October 5 from Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St. Whitinsville with a Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church, 39 Church Ave. Northbridge. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home in Whitinsville are Thursday October 5 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Rose’s memory may be made to St. Peter’s Renovation Fund, 39 Church Ave. Northbridge, MA 01534. To leave a condolence message for the family please visit

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Fred Hetu
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
My condolences to the Szerlag family on the passing of Rose. She was always hospitable to all of us working at the farm. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.


Fred Hetu


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