NORTH DARTMOUTH — Florence May (Catterall) Cieplik, age 94, of North Dartmouth, died Monday, March 26. She was the wife of the late Henry Cieplik. She was the daughter of the late Frederick C. Catterall Sr. and Mabel J. (Campbell) Catterall and sister of the late Frederick C. Catterall Jr.
Mrs. Cieplik died at Sacred Heart Nursing Home. Born in New Bedford, she was a lifelong resident of the New Bedford/Dartmouth area. She was a homemaker and throughout her life worked at various factory jobs and as a childcare provider. Her hobbies included Girl Scout Leader, roller skating, doll collecting and motor cycle riding with her husband. She was also an accomplished cake baker and decorator and was commonly known as “Mrs. C” or “The Cake Lady”.
Survivors include her daughter Patricia F. (Cieplik) Stinson and her husband Ralph E. of Mattapoisett; her son Alan Cieplik of Indianapolis, Indiana; two grandsons Peter Ziemba and his wife Maria of Fall River and Dwayne T. Stinson of Mattapoisett; a “granddaughter” Margaret Donovan of Somerset; and a godson John Thomas Catterall of Mattapoisett. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Private arrangements are with the Wilson Chapel, 479 County St., New Bedford, MA. www.wilsonchapel.net
In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in her name to the Animal Rescue League, 31 Ventura Drive, North Dartmouth, MA 02747.