Louis Jaworski | Obituary | Salem News

Louis John JaworskiSalem – Louis John Jaworski, 92, of Salem, passed away in the evening of October 22, 2020. He was the devoted husband (for 67 years) of the late Theresa (Malionek) Jaworski, who predeceased him on March 1, 2019. Born In Salem on September 23, 1928, he was one of nine children born to John and Frances Jaworski.
Early in their married life, Louis and Theresa owned a small variety store on Essex Street in Salem, for several years. They resided in Salem for most of their lives, previously living in Hollywood and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Louis was the Skipper of the Salem Sea Scouts, Ship 44 the Flying Cloud, where he became a mentor and surrogate father to many young men, some of whom still stayed in contact with him throughout the past sixty years.
Louis joined the Salem Fire Department and was stationed at Engine 2 on North Street until his retirement in 1990. He was an avid boater and owned many boats throughout his life. He enjoyed boating more than anything else and was often seen, well into his 80s, cruising around local harbors. He was a devoted father to three adopted children, Pam, Paula and Jim. He and Theresa loved to travel. After their children were grown, they traveled to Poland where they visited relatives. Their biggest adventure was a nine month road trip, in an RV, to the lower 48 states.
He is survived by his loving children and their spouses, Pam and Paul Thompson of Ipswich, Paula Remillard and Mark Gates of Beverly, James and Melissa Jaworski of Ipswich. He was Dziadzi to seven dearly beloved grandchildren Michelle and Rhiannan Thompson, Aleah Gates, Sarah and Nichole Remillard, Austin and Kelsey Jaworski. He also leaves behind, Donna Clark of New Hampshire, who holds a special place in his heart, and many nieces and nephews. Louis was the last of his generation. He was predeceased by his siblings; Alice Morin, Madeline Kotkowski, Jane Jaworski, Stanley, Teddy, Ray, Hank and Bobby Jaworski. Louis had a kind and compassionate soul and always knew what to say when his children needed advice. He had such a love for life and an interest in everything. It didn’t matter the project you were working on, big or small, Louie would always be right there telling you how great it looked. His positive attitude and ability to make one feel good about oneself will truly be missed by all who knew him.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home, located at 85 Federal St., Salem. A funeral Mass will be held following the visiting hours at 1 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, located at 1 Margin St., Peabody 01960 and the burial following at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Salem, located at 226 North St., Salem. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Louis’s name to City of Salem Parks, Recreation & Community Services, 401 Bridge St., Salem, MA 01970. For more information or online guestbook, please visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com or call 978-744-0497.

Published on October 28, 2020

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