Margaret Peggy M. (Yanuskiewicz) Baczek, 61, of Bridgewater died peacefully at home after a courageous battle with glioblastoma, Aug. 3, 2014.
Peggy was the loving daughter of the late John E. and Pauline E. (Robichaud) Yanuskiewicz and spent her life in Bridgewater. In 1971 she graduated from Bridgewater-Raynham where she excelled in gymnastics and tennis. She continued her education at Bridgewater State College and later earned her master's degree from Fitchburg State. She had a 34-year career as a physical education teacher at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School in Taunton where she helped so many of her students. Peggy loved camping, musicals at Providence Performing Arts Center, volunteering with Special Olympics, amusement parks, traveling to Martha's Vineyard, cruises, picnics, "The Wizard of Oz," "The Three Stooges," and just "being a goober." She wanted to be remembered as a good person. Peggy was the loving wife of 29 years of Leonard J. Baczek of Bridgewater. She was the devoted and beloved mom of Victoria L. (Baczek) Best and her husband Raymond of Duxbury; stepmother of Nathan P. Baczek and his fiancee Danielle Hutchins of Braintree; sister of John and Linda Yanuskiewicz of Plymouth, Paul and Patricia Yanuskiewicz of Stoughton, Francis and Peggy Yanus-kiewicz of Franklin, Mark and Diane Yanus-kiewicz of Calif., and Matthew and Kim Yanuskiewicz of Conn.; aunt of Beth, Kristen, Joseph, Brian, Lauren, and Carolyn. Also survived by many dear friends and former students. Funeral was from the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St., Bridgewater, Friday, Aug. 8, at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 103 Center St., Bridgewater, with burial at St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery. Visitation was held Thursday, Aug. 7, from 4-8 p.m. Per Peggys wishes, please help her family celebrate her life by wearing only vibrant colors to both the wake and funeral Mass. Donations may be sent to National Brain Tumor Society, at 55 Chapel St., Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458, with "Margaret Baczek" in the memo line or at www.braintumorcommunity.org/goto/MargaretBaczek. For directions and online guest book, visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com. Prophett Chapman Cole & Gleason 508-697-4332
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