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Jennie S. (Petrowski) Massod

June 24, 1921 ~ March 17, 2020 (age 98)


Mrs. Jennie S. Massod,

June 24, 1921 -March 17, 2020.

Lived almost 100 years, most notably as the loving mother to her three children, Paul E., William T., and Dr. Linda J. Massod. Pictured here on her last birthday, she has since passed peacefully due to natural causes. Her husband was the late Edward P. Massod of Brockton, whom she married in 1944. After the premature death of her husband in 1966, Jennie continued to raise her three children with extended family of in-laws Bolis T. and Mary (Nessralla) Massod, Selma T. and Mary Fatette Massod. Known as Miss Jay Petrowski, she was the youngest of six children and predeceased by; Anthony, Henry, Victoria, Virginia and Walter. Their parents, Victoria Medeska and John Petrowski were immigrants from the Vilnius region of Poland. The family resided in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Jennie contributed to the WWII efforts with other "Shoe City" workers for the Corcoran Shoe Co. of Stoughton. Later Jennie worked as a seamstress for Nardi Sportswear of Brockton, among others, and was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, (ILGWU). Jennie’s advanced skills as a seamstress made her the designer’s favorite to fabricate the model’s samples for pre-production approval.

Jennie always enjoyed Dancing, Sewing, Cooking, Gardening, and Canning/Preserving her Harvest, everybody loved her green tomato relish. In early retirement, Jennie enjoyed cheering on the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots and "paid forward" housekeeping services for some of Brockton's elderly. For hours, Jennie would listen to Recipe Radio, her generation's "social media" and test, learn, enhance and share recipes for her own cookbooks and Family.

She is also survived by nephews and nieces: Joe Petrowski, Paula, Wanda, Sandra and Steven Petrowski, Vivien Petrowski, Peggy and Carol Gasunas and Jimmy Cunningham. A private family funeral will be held at Waitt Funeral Home. The family hopes to further compile and publish a collection of favorite recipes by Jennie Massod.

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