Born in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Julia (Zimney) Kosiewicz. Loretta was predeceased by her husband Joseph Karecki in 1985 and her brothers, Edward and William Kosiewicz.
She was the owner of Loretta's Beauty Salon on Murray Street and was the hairdresser at St. Luke's Health Services for 25 years.
She was a member of the PLAV.
Her greatest joy was watching her grandson, Steven play basketball and her son in law, Randy racing at the Oswego Speedway.
Surviving are her daughter, Debbie (Randy) Ritskes of Oswego, a son, Joseph Karecki of Zephyrhills, Florida, a grandson, Steven Kunelius (Ritskes), a niece Michele (Pascale Alard) Kosiewicz of Louisville, KY. and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be on Friday, September 9th at the Dowdle Funeral Home from 4-7.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 from the Dowdle Funeral Home.
Entombment immediately following the service will be in All Saint's Mausoleum at St. Peter's Cemetery.