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Sophie Stella (Sliwinska) Markiewicz

October 10, 1931 ~ March 24, 2021 (age 89)


ROCKY HILL - Sophie Markiewicz, 89, formerly of Wallingford, departed this life on March 24, 2021 at the home of her son where she had resided for nearly thirty years. She was the beloved wife of the late Jan Markiewicz.

Sophie was born in Warsaw, Poland on October 10, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Jan and Julia (Patoka) Strak.

In her thirties, Sophie showed remarkable courage and fortitude as she moved from Poland with her two young sons to join her husband in the United States. She was the beloved matriarch of her family who selflessly and joyously helped to raise all of her four grandchildren. She loved her time at the ocean, was a bingo and card player and a talented gardener. Her greatest joy in life came from her family.

Sophie will be cherished in the memory of her sons: John and his wife Deb of Wallingford and Chris and his wife Cathy of Rocky Hill; her grandchildren: Megan (and Ted), Bryan (and Renee) and Lisa Markiewicz; her great grandchildren: Morgan, Erik, Lauren and Jordan. She will also be terribly missed by her dear friend Irma Fikus and her friend Anna Sevryn whom she considered family. She was pre-deceased by her daughter Irene and grandson Daniel.

The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, March 31st from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the B.C. Bailey Funeral Home of Wallingford. Funeral services and burial at Center Street Cemetery in Wallingford will be private. It is suggested that contributions in her memory be directed to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. To leave a message of remembrance, please visit


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Public Visitation
March 31, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
B.C. Bailey Funeral Home
273 South Elm St.
Wallingford, CT 06492

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