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January 31, 2013

Sophie B. (Rowinski) Rampulla Stranger, 94


Haverhill — Sophie B. (Rowinski) Rampulla Stranger, 94, of Haverhill passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Hannah Duston in Haverhill. She was born in Haverhill on September 12, 1918, daughter of the late, Alexander and Catherine (Bizver) Rowinski.

Sophie was educated in the Haverhill schools and was employed for over 30 years at the former Allen Shoe in Haverhill, retiring in 1980. She was a longtime member of the former St. Michael’s Church in Haverhill and later St. John the Baptist Church.

She was the wife of the late, Rocco “Rocky” Rampulla who died 1998 and Walter Stranger who died in 2011. She is survived by her daughter, Joanne K. McClaflin of Seminole, FL, her sister Gertrude Cardarelli of Haverhill, grandchildren Faith and her husband Thomas Murray of Ocean Pines, MD, Jeffrey McClaflin and his wife Tina of Summit Point, WV, great grandchildren Thomas Murray, Sarah and Eric McClaflin, sister-in-law Ellen Rowinski of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Mary and her husband Walter Sharis, Ann and her husband Stanley Lusko, Frank Rowinski and Joseph and his wife Shirley Rowinski.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral on Saturday, Feb. 2nd at 9:30 from the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St. Bradford followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 at St. John the Baptist Church, Lincoln Ave. Haverhill. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Haverhill. Calling hours at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home will be Friday from 3-6 pm. Contributions in her memory may be made to Fidelis Hospice, 25 Railroad Square, Haverhill, MA 01832. Condolences to her family may be made at

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