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BOYNTON BEACH, FLA. – Sue Murdzak, 90, died peacefully Dec. 6, 2011.

She was born in Horna, Slovakia to John and Susan Charney Basanda, the 8th of 9 children on April 27, 1921, and came to the Untied States of America in 1938.

She married Andrew Hockicko on Feb. 22, 1941. He died in 1977. She then married George Murdzak on May 16, 1981. George died in 2005.

She was a former parishioner of St. Matthias Church in Youngstown and St. Mark Catholic Church in Boynton Beach. She was also a member of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association.

She is survived by her three loving children, Father Charles Hawkins, pastor of Ascension Catholic Church, Boca Raton, Fla., James (Debbie) of Youngstown and Mary Jean Hockicko of Boynton Beach. Additionally, she leaves behind two grandsons, Matthew (Lindsay) Hawkins of Farmington Hills, Mich., and Brian Hawkins of Youngstown, as well as three great-grandchildren, Aidan, Adelaide and Annalise Hawkins.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Dec. 12, at noon at the Ascension Church, 7250 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton.

Memorial donations in her honor may be made to Birthline, 155 SE 3rd Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33483.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Mario Baez and his staff, Abbey Delray South, and Hospice By The Sea for the outstanding care they provided her.

Arrangements by the Gary Panoch Funeral Home & Cremations of Boca Raton. 561-997-8580.

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“Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. Aunt Sue was a delightful person. We are thinking of you at this time.”

 » Mr. and Mrs. John Ferenchak on December 11, 2011

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