Died: May 29, 2013
At 90 years of age, Anna Lojko passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice
House in Danvers, MA, after a long battle with congestive heart failure. Born
and raised in Naliboki, Poland, she was the beloved only child of the late
Nicodem and Maria Farbotko. Anna married Antoni Lojko in Naliboki 73 years ago,
and gave birth to their first daughter at the start of WWII. During the
war, she aided the Polish underground forces by smuggling guns and documents
for the resistance. In 1940, Anna’s husband was taken during the Soviet
invasion of Poland and forced to serve in the Russian Army. Shortly thereafter,
German troops arrived in Naliboki and Anna was unwillingly transported to
Germany, where she spent many years in forced labor. When the war ended,
Anna remained in Europe in relocation camps until she was sent to Altoona, PA,
with her young daughter. After ten years of not knowing the fate of her
husband, Anna was reunited with Antoni in New York with the help of the Red
Cross. Together they moved to Chelsea, MA, in 1951, where their family
grew to include two more daughters. Anna was employed as an assembler at
Smithcraft Corporation in Chelsea for many years. She and her husband moved to
Hampstead, NH, 13 years ago. Anna was strongly devoted to her family and
was a longtime parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church in Chelsea. She was also a
member of the Chelsea Polish Falcons and the Polish National
She is the beloved wife of Antoni Lojko of Hampstead, NH, for 73 years.
Devoted mother of Helena Deprospo of Chelsea, MA, Irene Dennis and her
husband Lindsey of Georgetown, MA, and Anna Keith of Hampstead,
NH. Cherished grandmother of Christopher Deprospo, Lauren Dennis,
Katelyn Ferguson and her husband Ryan, and Alexander Keith. She instilled
in her children and grandchildren a strong work ethic, the importance of
education, devotion to family, and her love of all things Polish.
Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home,
718 Broadway CHELSEA, on Tuesday, June 4 at 8:00
A.M., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St.
Chelsea, at 9:00 A.M. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn
Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.
Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Monday, June 3 from 4
- 7 P.M. The Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible and ample parking is
provided opposite the Funeral Home.