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Olive L. (Hooker) Zadroga

January 17, 1927 ~ March 23, 2021 (age 94)



Brookfield - Olive L. (Hooker) Zadroga, 94, of Brookfield, died on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Harrington Memorial Hospital.


Olive was pre-deceased by her husband of 50 years, Roman (Ray) Zadroga. She leaves her son and caregiver, Alan D. Zadroga of Brookfield; two daughters,  Linda Vardeman and her husband Michael of Florida and Jill Nathanson of Athol; her grandchildren Kimberly Vardeman and her husband Tim, Meredith McCall and her husband Patrick, Amy McLean and her husband Joshua, and the Nathanson’s (Aaron, Shelly, Sarah, and Tracy [pre-deceased]); her niece, Nancy Nowak of Warren, and six other nieces and nephews. In addition, she leaves 13 great grandchildren and her three cousins, David, John and Sherry.


Olive was born in Ware, daughter of the late Albert and Elsie (Morrill) Hooker and was a lifelong resident of Brookfield.  She was able to live independently in her own home up until shortly before her death. 


Olive worked as a secretary for 25 years at the American Optical Company in Southbridge before retiring.


She was a long-time member of the Brookfield Congregational Church.


A graveside service will be held at the Brookfield Cemetery at a date to be announced.


Donations in memory of Olive can be made to the Brookfield Congregational Church, P.O. Box 457, Brookfield, MA 01506 or the Second Chance Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 136, East Brookfield, MA 01515 or www.secondchanceanimals.org.


Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., in West Brookfield is assisting her family with arrangements.


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Graveside Service - Date to be announced

Brookfield Cemetery
34 West Main St.
Brookfield, MA 01506


Brookfield Congregational Church
P.O. Box 457, Brookfield MA 01506

Second Chance Animal Shelter, Inc.
P.O. Box 136, East Brookfield MA 01515
Tel: 1-508-867-5525
Web: http://www.secondchanceanimals.org

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