Sophie J. Duda, 103, of New Castle, passed away the morning of October 20, 2020 at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Sophie was born July 23, 1917 in New Castle. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Folcik) Mrozek. She was married to the late John B. Duda. He preceded her in death on April 22, 1982. She was Roman Catholic and a member of Holy Spirit Parish-St. Camillus site.
Mrs. Duda will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother by her family. Sophie was an avid gardener and enjoyed baking for her family. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Sophie loved her puppy, Lexi.
Sophie is survived by her son, John W. (Judith) Duda of New Castle; daughter, Eileen J. (Andrew) Barnovsky of New Castle; six grandchildren, Ron (Judith) Barnovsky, Ruth Barnovsky, Cheryl (Jonathan) Duda, James (Sonya) Duda, Jeffrey (Amy) Duda, and Scott Duda; two great-grandchildren, Mary Barnovsky and Case Duda; and a step great-grandson, John (Britney) Ste Marie.
In addition her parents and husband John, Sophie was preceded in death by six brothers, Alex, Frank, Stanley, John, Walter, and Henry Mrozek; and three sisters, Helen Schwartz, Josephine Wrobel, and Nellie Adams.
Visitation will be held Saturday morning from 10 to 11 a.m., October 24, 2020 at the Noga Funeral Home, Inc. 1142 S. Mill Street, New Castle.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors are requested to wear masks and maintain social distancing protocols.
A Blessing service will be celebrated Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Deacon Dan Kielar of Holy Spirit Parish – St. Camillus Site will officiate. Rite of Committal will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery.
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