GARRATTSVILLE — Loretta B. Kolvik, 76, died peacefully at her home in Garrattsville.
She was born Oct. 12, 1925, in the Bronx, the daughter of John and Loretta (McGrath) Brophy.
She married John Kolvik on Oct. 21, 1945, in the Bronx. He died Sept. 30, 1983.
Loretta was a homemaker and super mom. She had resided in Garrattsville for over 31 years and had previously lived in Paramus, N.J.
She was a member of the Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church of Morris.
Her hobbies were ceramics, knitting and crocheting, but most of all she enjoyed her family and grandchildren, giving them unconditional love.
Loretta is survived by her children, Richard Kolvik and his wife, Debra, of Morris, Kristopher Kolvik and his companion, Karen Pasternak, of Morris, Daniel Kolvik and his wife, Dona, of Pittsfield, Karen Bodie and her husband, Chuck, of New Berlin, Loretta, Erna, Elaine and Teresa Kolvik, all of Little Ferry, N.J.; a daughter-in-law, Lynda Kolvik of Stockholm, N.J. She was blessed by her grandchildren, Tracy, Michael, Richard, Sara, Erik, Elizabeth, Dakota, Blaize, Chance, Chase, Danielle, Leanne and Lindsay; along with two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Nathan; a sister, Eileen DeSotto; and her dear friend, Kitty Heelein; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by a son, John Kolvik, who died Aug. 20, 1999; two sisters, Eleanor Gaul and Kathleen D'Avanzo; and a brother, Michael Brophy.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Holy Cross R.C. Church in Morris, with the Rev. John Burns officiating.
Burial will be in Hillington Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.
Published in The Daily Star on August 5, 2002.