GRABOWSKI, Margaret Misselwitz
Margaret Misselwitz Grabowski died February 22, 2012 at peace with her family at her side. She was born October 8, 1931, the daughter of Karl and Margaret Misselwitz. She was the wife of the late Thaddeus Walter Grabowski. She was predeceased by her brothers, Paul and Carl Misselwitz, her grandson, Michael Kay, and daughter-in-law, Janet Grabowski. She is survived by her two daughters with whom she resided, Ann Grabowski and Margaret Goodrow of East Hartford and her three daughters, Terry Scavetta and her husband Dan of Vernon; Cathy Kay of East Hartford, and Alexandria Lazzari and her husband Jeff of Mansfield. She is also survived by her three sons; Ted of East Hartford, Karl of Canton, and Michael and his wife Eileen of Wethersfield. Margaret was blessed with sixteen grandchildren - Dawn and her husband Kevin, Nathan, Caroline and her husband Edmond, Matthew, Nicole and her husband Jake, Jesse and his wife Laura, Ted III, Paul, Robyn, Bethany and her husband Bruce, Nick, Jacqueline, Zan, Margo, Griffin, and Morgan. She also had seven great grandchildren, Caleb, Nathan Jr., Edmond Jr., Samantha, Mason, Gracie, and Lucas. Margaret is also survived by her good friend and sister-in-law, Florence Misselwitz and brother-in-law, Paul Grabowski. She also leaves her nephews, Paul Misselwitz, Jimmy Misselwitz, John Misselwitz, Paul Grabowski, Jon Grabowski, and her niece, Jean Grabowski. Margaret also leaves a life long friend and confidant, Dorothy Perodeau. In addition to being a loving mother, grandmother, and the wife of a Korean War veteran, she was a registered nurse. Margaret graduated from Mount Saint Joseph Academy and Saint Francis School of Nursing. Throughout her career she worked as a Staff Nurse at St. Francis Hospital and did private duty nursing. She worked at McCook Hospital and the VA in South Carolina. She ended her career at Greenwood Convalescent Home with her retirement at 65. She briefly was a member of the East Hartford Town Democratic Committee and participated in the First District Democrats until her illness required her to resign. Margaret had a creative side to her with her knitting and home made Christmas ornaments. She liked to go to the casinos and play bingo and the slots. She enjoyed jigsaw and crossword puzzles, and cheering on the UCONN Huskies. She was a fierce player at a game of pinochle, cribbage, and board games with her own kids and the grandchildren. Margaret loved vacationing at the beach, especially in Rhode Island with the scenic view of Point Judith. Most of all Margaret enjoyed being with and doing things with her family. She will be remembered for her generous and caring spirit, her humility, and fierce German independence. The Grabowski family would like to thank Dee Rodriquez, Margaret's VNA nurse for her wonderful care and support throughout her illness and the support of friends in the community during this time.
Funeral services will be Saturday (February 25th) at 8:45 a.m. from the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Isaac Jogues Church, One Community Street, East Hartford. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home chapel in Wethersfield TODAY from 4-8 p.m. Margaret loved flowers, however, in lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Mary's Church, 15 Maplewood Avenue, East Hartford, CT 06108. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopo.com.