Stefanie (Nowakowski) Pilat

Died: Wed., Jul. 15, 2020

Funeral Service And Burial Are Private

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New Bedford – Stefanie (Nowakowski) Pilat, 94, died Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Peter W. Pilat.
     Born in Mattapoisett, daughter of the late Michael and Maryanna (Olszewska) Nowakowski, she lived in Acushnet most of her life.  She was employed as a cafeteria manager at the Acushnet Elementary School until her retirement.  She was a communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
     Stefanie was a Teamster union representative in 1967.  She was a member of the Friends of Poland and the West Island Improvement Association.  She was a choir member as well as a kitchen helper for her church.
     She is survived by 3 daughters, Paula Mui, Ann Plaud and Susan Pilat; and 2 sons, Mark Pilat and Paul Pilat; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
     Stefanie was the mother of the late Peter Pilat.
     Her funeral Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery are private.
     In lieu of flowers, donations in Stefanie’s memory may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 235 North Front St., New Bedford, MA 02746.
     Arrangements are with Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.  For condolences, visit

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Fran Pimental
   Posted Thu July 16, 2020
My sincerest condolences to her family. Stephie was a wonderful person who worked hard for her church. I truly enjoyed her company at many functions. May she Rest In Peace.

Dorothy Roncka
   Posted Thu July 16, 2020
I met Stephanie when I joined OLPH. She always welcomed me with a warm smile when we worked in the kitchen or sang in the choir. She told us about her younger life and proudly showed us the new additions to her growing family. Oh, yes, she brought us snacks when we made Polish food. I heard about the fun at the cottage , but was never able to go. She had so many medical issues but bounced back to church many times. Now, I guess she bounced up to heaven. My mother died on my grandmother’s birthday.

Joanne Turell Lussier
   Posted Thu July 16, 2020
To the family of Stephanie Pilot,
My deepest sympathy in your loss. She was a great lady and a happy person.
I will always cherish her memory.
Joanne Turell Lussier, Fitchburg, Ma.

Sandra M. tavares
   Posted Thu July 16, 2020
Dear Paula and family, it is with much sadness to hear of your mom's passing..She was such a wonderful and lovely lady..I loved her like a grandmother..We shared many things at the senior center and many breakfast on our grocery shopping days..She loved and talked about her large family, always having pictures to share.. May you all find peace knowing that she's in the Lord's hands now. God bless you all.. Sandy.( a past caretaker of her)

John and Valerie Schatz
   Posted Fri July 17, 2020
Dear Sue,
There is nothing we can say to express our sadness. Your Mom is your best friend, protector, and always on your side. We know you will miss her greatly. She will always be your guardian Angel. Our thoughts and love are with you.
John and Valerie Schatz

Amy Bromberg
   Posted Fri July 17, 2020
Dear Ann, Gabrielle and family,
John and I send our deepest sympathies to you all. Your hearts will always be filled with the wonderful memories you have of this lovely and beautiful person. We are so sorry for your loss..
Amy Bromberg and John Scullane

Jane Monteiro
   Posted Fri July 17, 2020
Our deepest sympathies to Stephanie's family and especially to my dear friend Paul and Mui.
We are saddened by the loss of a lovely woman and great mom and grandmother.
May your memories of her long, productive, loving life bring you peace.
Jane and Manny Monteiro

Pat and Henry Aubut
   Posted Sat July 18, 2020
Your Mom was a part of my (Pat) life for as long as I can remember. Although she was not my aunt she was always Aunt Stefie to me and then to Henry once we married. Have many fond memories of Aunt Stefie and have had the pleasure of meeting her children. We will miss her and seeing all of you. May she rest in peace. and may God send his many blessings to all of you.
Love to all,
Pat and Henry

Carol Augustine
   Posted Mon July 20, 2020
I had the privilege to work with Stefanie at the Elementary School.She was a super lady.

Nancy Foster
   Posted Mon July 20, 2020
I have warm memories of Stefanie while teaching at Acushnet Elementary. She was great to the staff and willing to let us bring our class to the cafeteria to practice using measurement while baking. She didn"t even complain when I used the wrong oven and completely burned our cupcakes! My sympathy to the family on the loss of your Mom.

Nan Foster

Ann and Bob Koczera
   Posted Mon July 20, 2020
Sorry for your loss. A wonderful lady.

Ann and Bob Koczera

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