Marjorie A. Drobiak

Marjorie A. Drobiak, 93, of Manchester, wife of the late John J. Drobiak, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Woodlake at Tolland, after many months of declining health.

Born in Killingly, Feb. 26, 1919, the daughter of the late Clifford and Myrtle Arnold, she grew up in Killingly, graduated from Killingly High School in 1937 and moved to Manchester in the 1950s. She had retired from Pratt & Whitney (UTC) in 1976 after 25 years of service. During her retirement she was a hospital volunteer at Manchester Memorial Hospital and Day Kimball Hospital. Before losing her sight, mom loved doing her daily crossword puzzles, reading the newspaper, and watching the UConn boys and girls play basketball games.

Besides her husband and parents, Marge was predeceased by her brother, Edward (Ted) Arnold, whom she missed dearly. Survivors include her sons, Robert M. Drobiak, Jan F. Drobiak; daughter, Catherine D. Smith; granddaughters, Brooke E. Smith, Alyssa C. Drobiak, and Sherrill Martin; and five great-grandchildren.

Marge's family would like to offer a special thanks to all the nurses and staff at Woodlake at Tolland, especially Irene, Hortense, and Robin.

The John F. Tierney Funeral Home, Manchester, has care of the arrangements. Per Marge's request funeral service will be private.

Contributions may be made to Macular Degeneration Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871. For online condolences please visit

Funeral Home

John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street Manchester, CT 06040-4857
(860) 643-1222

Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, 2013