Margaret M. (O'Neil) Orzechowski

ORZECHOWSKI, Margaret M. (O'Neil)

Margaret M. (O'Neil) Orzechowski, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home, on Monday (October 29, 2012). She was the wife of the late Michael G. Orzechowski who died in 1985. Born on August 24, 1919, she was the daughter of Thomas and Brigid (O'Connor) O'Neil. She was predeceased by three sisters, Helen Creswick, Mary Borek and Kathryn Banks. She was a grand lady with much grace, who believed that the Lord has a place for us all and we should appreciate everything God gives us. Her life had much happiness, she did a good job raising her family, and fought through any battle God gave her. In her younger years, she worked for International Silver, New Departure, and Fafnir Bearing in New Britain. She stood by her family when the Lord took her beloved husband Michael, in June of 1985, leaving her for her family to enjoy for 27 years. Her sons Michael and Joe were her support, and much care was given by her daughter-in-law, Lorie. For a time, her granddaughter, Marianne took very good care of her, and her bout with nose cancer was lessened by Marianne's faith and caregiving. Her granddaughter, Lisa was always on her mind, with the hope for happiness in her life. Margaret leaves behind her sons, Michael and his wife, Lorie of East Granby, and her younger son and caregiver, Joseph at home in Plainville. She also leaves the lights of her life, her granddaughters, Marianne Orzechowski and Lisa Brennan and her husband, Michael of Vernon. Great care was given by Plainville VNA Hospice, Always Best Care of Greater Bristol, and Bristol Hospital Homecare, for which her family is very grateful.
Bailey Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. She had a wonderful life, which all are invited to celebrate on Friday at a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 94 Broad St, Plainville. Committal services will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Britain. Family and friends may gather at the church, prior to the Mass to share any memories, from 9-10 a.m. She may be remembered with donations to Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 S. Canal St, Plainville of the Plainville Community Food Pantry, PO Box 233, Plainville, CT 06062. Kind words and condolences for this great lady may be left online at www.Bailey-FuneralHome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Nov. 1, 2012