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Danuta Eleonora Wolanski

1931 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Danuta Eleonora Wolanski Obituary
Danuta Eleonora Wolanski, 82, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial, 11:45 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 3717 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth. Burial: will follow at 2:15 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel with recitation of the holy rosary at 7 p.m. Danuta was born in Gdansk, Poland, on July 30, 1931, to Joseph and Eleonora Chronowski Hendrykowski. She left Warsaw, Poland, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1945 at the end of World War II. She entered the U.S. through Ellis Island. She met and married her beloved Zygfried (Dick) on May 29, 1954, to whom she was married to for 59 1/2 years. They moved to Fort Worth and started a family in 1958. She enjoyed camping, quilting, rock hounding, jewelry making, crocheting. She was a member of the American Camping Association, Camp Fire Girls, the Fort Worth Camping Club of the National Camping & Hiking Association, and the Polania Club. She was an active member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. She served as an interpreter and translator for the Polish community of Fort Worth for several years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Eleonora Chronowski Hendrykowski; her aunt, Bernice Chronowski; sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Lucjan Wampuszyc; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Teri and Raymond Wolanski; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Vicki and Henry Wolanski Sr.; nephew, Eric Wolanski; and many family members in Poland; and her stepgrandchildren, Brad and Ruth Jones. Survivors: Her loving husband, Zygfried (Dick); her children, Lisa (Robert) Francis, Nina (Ray) Russo, and Michael (Delores) Wolanski; she is the proud grandmother of Sarah and Grace; cousin, Ewa Zaczkiewicz; cousin, Romaek Suchocki; three stepgrandchildren; two nieces; four nephews; six great-nieces; six great-nephews; two great-great-nieces; two great-great-nephews; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; two stepgreat-great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and extended family members in the United States and Poland; as well as many dear friends.
Published in Star-Telegram on Mar. 4, 2014
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