Teresa S. Gornikiewicz

Teresa S. Gornikiewicz

Teresa S. Gornikiewicz, 91, of Dunkirk died suddenly Thursday evening (June 27, 2019) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk.

She was born April 1, 1928 in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Leonard and Clara (Schrantz) Bernatowicz. A lifelong resident of Dunkirk, Teresa was a graduate of Dunkirk High School.

A homemaker, Mrs. Gornikiewicz was a parishioner of Holy Trinity Church. She enjoyed gardening and had a sense of humor that always brought a smile to everyone.

Survivors include two daughters, Jean (Craig) Sutton of Dunkirk and Linda (Wayne) Palmatier of Fredonia; two grandsons, David (Amy) Palmatier and Mark Palmatier; and two great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward I. Gornikiewicz, who died Dec. 3, 2013; two sisters, Marge Ferrugia and Marie Aniszewski; and two grandsons, Joseph and John Gizowski.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock in Holy Trinity Church. Calling hours will be held Monday from 4-7 p.m. at the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.