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Sophia Holda

January 2, 1921 February 11, 2019
Sophia Holda
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Sophia Holda, age 98, of Cheboygan, formerly of Alpena, died at The Brook of Cheboygan on Monday February 11, 2019. The daughter of Vincent and Alexandra (Hadupski) Burasinski, Sophia was born in Detroit and raised in Hamtramck. Blessed with 53 years of marriage she wed George R. Holda at All Saints Catholic Church in Detroit and they made their home in Dearborn where they lived for the entirety of their marriage. Following George’s death, Sophia moved to Alpena to be closer to her daughter. The move suited her well as she loved the outdoors and Northern Michigan. She enjoyed taking long walks and working in her yard where she grew the most beautiful flowers.

An excellent homemaker and a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, Sophia enjoyed cooking for her family. Embracing her Polish heritage, she loved to fix traditional Polish meals and taught her daughters family recipes and time-honored Polish customs. She enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, gardening, and was involved in many church activities. Strong in her Christian faith, Sophia was a longtime member of the Dearborn Christian Reformed Church before joining the Beaver Lake Church in Lachine. A member of the Sgt. Stanley Romanowski VFW Post 6896 Ladies Auxiliary in Dearborn Heights for many years, Sophia was active in fundraising and many VFW events. Devoted to her family and faithful to God and her church, Sophia was loving, kind, and caring, as well as determined and independent.

Surviving Sophia are her two daughters, Ellen (John) Dunbar of Onaway and Gail Bloomer of St. Johns; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Sophia was preceded in death by her husband, George; son, Greg; two sisters, and three brothers.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday May 18, 2019 at Our Savior Polish National Catholic Church, 610 N. Beech Daly, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127. Those planning an expression of sympathy please consider a donation in memory of Sophia to McLaren Home Care and Hospice, McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation, 360 Connable Ave., Suite 3,Petoskey, MI 49770.

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11:00 AM 5/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
Our Savior Polish National Catholic Church

610 N. Beech Daly
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

Our Savior Polish National Catholic Church
610 N. Beech Daly Dearborn Heights 48127 MI
United States

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McLaren Home Care & Hospice

McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation
360 Connable Ave., Suite 3
Petoskey, MI 49770

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