O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

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Salamanca, NY 14779
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Martha Woodarek

Mrs. Martha Woodarek, 89, of Ellicottville, NY died Sunday evening, January 3, 2021 at Olean General Hospital following a long illness. A mother, grandmother, great-grandmother whose sole purpose was to nourish with love, not only her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids, but also numerous other neighborhood children in her life. She impacted so many lives and will continue to do so because she will not rest, she will work like she did her whole life. After she is done rejoicing with her parents, siblings, and her savior, she will go to work being the best damn guardian angel you or your loved ones will ever need! Just say a prayer and she will be there for you because that is what she does. Heaven has a new warrior with your best interest at heart and her wings are guaranteed! Let us rejoice with her!

Born April 18, 1931 in Ellicottville, NY, she was the daughter of the late William and A. Irene Mook Viereck. She was married July 28, 1948 to Mr. W. William Woodarek, who predeceased her on November 28, 1999.

She was a member of Holy Name of Mary RC Church in Ellicottville, NY.

Surviving are: three daughters, Rebecca (Joseph) Rakieski, Ridgeway, PA, Belinda (Bruce) Pollock, Ellicottville, NY, Barbara Woodarek, Great Valley, NY; seven sons, William (Mary Jo) Woodarek, Ellicottville, NY, Justin Woodarek, Ellicottville, NY, David (Ronda) Woodarek, South Dayton, NY, Martin (Kristen) Woodarek, Land-O-Lakes, FL, Jason (Lisa) Woodarek, Allegany, NY, Christopher (Kim Elise) Woodarek, Ellicottville, NY, Jude (Katie) Woodarek, Springville, NY; 28 grandchildren, Brad (Karen) Emerson, Ridgeway, PA, Julie (Shawn) Laungher, Ridgeway, PA, Carrie Frantz, Ridgeway, PA, Erin (Jason) Grover, Ellicottville, NY, Jude Pollock, Islamorada, FL, Jessie (Penny Mugford) Pollock, New Bern, NC, Ryan (Alison Neal) Jackson, Ellicottville, NY, Martha (George) Smith, Concord, NC, Austin and Molly Jo Woodarek, Little Valley, NY, Dustin (Ashley) Woodarek, Great Valley, NY, Jaime Woodarek, Ellicottville, NY, David Jr, Shylia, Mercedes (Ryan) Riley, Andrew and Sasha Woodarek, all of South Dayton, NY, Jedrek (Natalie), Alena, and Tianna Woodarek, Land o Lakes, FL, Jacob Woodarek, Boston, MA, Nicholas (Leanne) Woodarek, Hinsdale, NY, Markie Woodarek, Allegany, NY, Walter and Elsa Woodarek, Ellicottville, NY, Luke (Rylie Pepich) Woodarek, Covington, KY, Matthew and Joshua Woodarek, Springville, NY; 29 great-grandchildren, Ashley, Katie, and Hannah Emerson, Alyssa Chittester, Olivia Frantz Maelyn, all of Ridgeway, PA, Ava and Hunter Woodarek, both of Great Valley, NY, Logan and Lukas Grover, Miller Jackson, all of Ellicottville, NY, Morgan Smith, Concord, NC, Autumn, Annie, and Ashtin Woodarek, all of Little Valley, NY, Colson Woodarek, Hinsdale, NY, Adam, Ariana, and Loire Riley, all of South Dayton, NY, Aiden and Sebastian Shelly, Austin and Willow Dunning, James, Bryce, and Kyra Woodarek, Ryder, Everleigh, and Dylan Card, all of South Dayton, NY; two great-great-grandchildren, Kerrie Ann and Alizay Emerson of Ridgeway, PA; a sister-in-law, Leeora Viereck; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three brothers, Arthur Viereck, Donald Viereck, Paul Viereck, two sisters, Ruth Kizer, Emma Chamberlain, a great-grandson, Christopher Riley, and a daughter-in-law, Donna Woodarek.

Family and friends called at the family home, 32 Elizabeth Street, Ellicottville, NY on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Holy Name of Mary RC Church, Ellicottville, NY on Friday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Patrick Melfi, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Ellicottville, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Holy Name of Mary Memorial Fund, PO Box 543, Ellicottville, NY 14731 or the Ellicottville Public Library Memorial Fund, 6449 Maples Road, Ellicottville, NY 14731.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.