Obituary of Adele Kania

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Adele Kania passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

Adele was born in Housatonic, Massachusetts on November 8, 1928. She was the oldest daughter of Frank and Katherine Samul. She was born and raised in Housatonic, graduating from Searles High School. After graduation, she married Stan Kania who was her world. She made her home in the Berkshires and remained in Housatonic all her life.

Adele’s strong Catholic Faith was the guiding force throughout her life. She worked and served her calling at Mariam Fathers as a dedicated and valued member of 40 years.

One of her proudest moments was receiving Holy Communion from the Pope at The Vatican. She was a dedicated All Saints Church parishioner until it closed.

Always firm in her faith, she had many other hobbies and interests. Adele was an expert knitter, specializing in hats, gloves, and Afghan blankets. She also had a green thumb and was renowned for her front porch geraniums; the envy of the neighborhood. Additionally, she was an excellent cook and baker specializing in Polish cuisine and brownies.

Her favorite places to visit in the summers were Cape Cod and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She enjoyed shopping and catching some sun while her husband golfed. She was an avid fan of Western movies and would look forward to playing the lottery, she was always lucky!

Adele leaves behind her nieces Sherree (Alan) Jackson, Pam (Peter) Murphy. Great nieces and nephews Ashlee Xeri, Amber Austerman, Ryan, Andrew and Brandon Murphy. She also leaves behind her cousins, John, Bob and Ed Szwyd. A very special thank you is extended to Tina Bruneau for her patience and care.

Adele was predeceased by her husband Stan Kania, mother Katherine Samul, father Frank Samul, sister Isabel Dutton, and brother Walter Samul.

Funeral services for Adele Kania will be Tuesday, November 30 at 10 AM with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at Corpus Christi Church Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish with Reverend William P. Murphy, Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in St. Bridget’s Cemetery in Housatonic.

Family will receive friends on November 30 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM at the Birches-Roy Funeral Home 33 South St. Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Family requests masks be worn for safety due to COVID-19. Condolences may be made through

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