Wendy C. Simmons Rakoski

Wendy C. Simmons Rakoski, 63, of Blossburg, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at her residence.

Born in Fairfield, Conn., she was the daughter of Edmund and Christine Simmons (deceased).

Wendy formerly owned Sturgesbrook Farm, Stony Fork.

She retired after 25 years of service in the Administration Office of the Southern Tioga School District.

Celebrate Wendy’s life by taking a walk on the beach, planting a garden, and spending time with your family.

Surviving Wendy are her husband James Rakoski, of Blossburg; children, Amy Sturges-Powell (husband, Robert), of Harrisburg, Laura Rosler (husband, Sean), of Harrisburg, Adam Sturges (wife, Danielle), of Harrisburg; step-children, Geoffrey Rakoski (wife, Jodi), of Blossburg, Gina VanGorden (husband, Michael), of Blossburg; 12 grandchildren, Jillian and Ava Powell, Catie and Jackie Rosler, Ella, Mara, and Clara Sturges, Gavin, Cody and Emily VanGorden, Sara Rakoski and Nickolas Coyle; three nephews; Adam Simmons, of New Milford, Conn., Chris Allen, of Annandale, N.J., Matt Allen, of DuBoistown; and siblings, Neil Simmons (wife, Rose), of New Milford, Conn., Barry Simmons, (wife, Donna), of North Haven, Conn., and Mary Allen, (husband, James) of DuBoistown.

Friends will be received Thursday, Dec. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg.

Funeral services will be held Friday Dec. 27 at 10 a.m. from St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, Blossburg, with Rev. Jacek J. Bialkowski officiating; interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Blossburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Susquehanna Health Home Care & Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Floor 4 South, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Wendy C. Simmons Rakoski

Wendy C. Simmons Rakoski, 63, of Blossburg, passed away at her home on Monday, Dec. 23.

A full obituary will appear in the Wednesday edition. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg.