Gabriele Goszcz

Optometrist; Psychiatric Social Worker

Don’t give up who you are to try to please somebody else.

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Born in 1947 in Germany, Gabriele Goszcz immigrated to Plainville, Connecticut, with her family when she was six years old and moved to the Worcester area as a grown woman after marriage. She earned her bachelor’s degree and Master’s in Social Work from Smith College, which prepared her for a career as a psychiatric social worker and later, an optometrist. Gabriele expresses her love of helping people as an optometrist. She is on the Board of Trustees of the Worcester Art Museum, and volunteers at Art Reach. She mentions the changes she has seen in Worcester and offers suggestions for improvement. Gabriele discusses how the issues that were challenged in the Women’s Movement impacted her life. Being widowed twice, Gabriele recalls the struggles and strengths of her marriages and motherhood. Gabriele concludes by expressing that from all the things she has achieved, her greatest accomplishment in life is being a mother of two successful and independent sons.

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October 3, 2019
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