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Warakois, Marja

Marja L. (Eskola) Warakois, a long time resident of West Roxbury, passed away on October 24, 2022 in Norwood. She was 81 years old. She was the daughter of the late Joonas S. and Lempi J. Eskola, and was the beloved wife of James A. Warakois. Marja was the loving mother of Eric J. Warakois of West Roxbury, and Christopher N. Warakois and his wife Gina, and her two grandchildren of NC. She was the dear sister of Karen Theisen and her husband Frank of VA, Maiju Balas and her husband Ronald of Plymouth, MS Linda Forte of Worcester, Ellen Eskola of Fitchburg, and the late Jorma Eskola and his wife Lynda Humphrey. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 4, 2022, from 3-8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton St. in Dedham. A funeral for Marja will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 10AM, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 950 East St, Dedham, MA 02026. Relatives and friends are invited to meet at Green Bower Cemetery in Gardner on Saturday November 5, 2022, at 2PM for her interment. Donations to St. Luke’s Church (address above) or to the Lutheran World Relief PO Box 17061 Baltimore, MD 21297 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Lori Barrett
    October 30th, 2022 | 3:11 pm

    I was so sorry to read of Marja’s passing. I worked with her many years ago at NE Deaconess Hospital on the IV team. Although I only worked with her for a short time, she left a lasting impression on me. She was so kind and patient with me as a new and over my head nurse, there were many nights when she coached me along and taught me so many things about being a good IV nurse. To this day, I take her words of “you can only peel one potato at a time” as wise words. She will be sadly misses.

  2. Sheila G
    October 30th, 2022 | 11:07 pm

    Marja was a gift to anyone who met her. I was fortunate to being one of them at NEDH and BI Deaconess Medical Center.

  3. Suzanne Jackson
    November 1st, 2022 | 4:44 pm

    Marja and I met when we were in nursing school together in Gardner. She was so warm and friendly and so full of fun. Although we were many miles apart after graduation, I will always remember her smile and the memories we shared.
    Rest In Peace , dear Marja.

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