Herkimer - Charlotte M. Szarejko, 91, a long time Herkimer resident, passed away
peacefully on Wednesday May 26, 2021 at The Grand Rehabilition of the Mohawk Valley, Ilion, NY.
She was born on July 25, 1929 in Herkimer the daughter of the late Menotti and Felicia
(Torcia) Chirico. Charlotte was a graduate of Herkimer High School, graduated from the
College of St. Rose with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She earned her Master's Degree in nursing at Utica college.
Her marriage to Joseph T. Szarejko took place on November 26, 1955 at St.. Anthony's Church in Herkimer. Mr. Szarejko passed away in 1957. Mrs. Szarejko was a Registered Nurse and was later appointed Director of Nursing for the former Herkimer Hospital and later the Valley Health Services where she was a board member for many years after her retirement. She was a member of the Church of St. Anthony & Joseph Churches in Herkimer.
Charlotte's life was centered around her son, Joseph and her cherished grandchildren and
great grandchildren. She was the happiest when she was with her loved ones. She loved to work in her flower gardens, as well as travel to see friends and relatives.
Survivors include her son, Joseph Szarejko and wife Brenda of Vermont; three
grandchildren, Joseph Szarejko and wife Chelsea of Vermont, Justin Szarejko of Vermont Sarah Weir and husband Nick,
two great grandchildren, Emmett and Callie Szarejko; sister, Marie Bello and husband Dr. Edward Bello; a brother, Francis Chirico along with several nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass will take place on July 16th at 9:00AM am from the Church of
St. Anthony & Joseph, South Main St., Herkimer, NY. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Herkimer, NY. In keeping with Charlotte's wishes there are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the caring guidance of the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, (next to NBT Bank), 527 E. Albany St., Herkimer, NY, 315-866-1500. In lieu of flowers, please make all memorial contributions to Hospice and Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413.
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