Janet E. Marczak

Janet E. (Holuba) Marczak, 89, of Wallingford, was called Safely Home by the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side at The Meriden Center in Meriden.

Janet was born on May 1, 1929 in Kalinowka, Poland, the daughter of the late Bronislaw and Lucy Holuba. She helped to raise her brothers while her parents worked hard to keep them all safe after the German invasion of Poland during World War II. While at a deportation camp in Germany, Janet met Henry Walter Marczak. Janet and her family moved to the United States in 1947. She was reunited with her true love, Henry Walter, and the two were married in 1951. They settled in Wallingford to raise their family. Janet was as an Au Pair in White Plains, N.Y., a seamstress, and worked for Stanley Drapery and Hardware and then worked for Corometrics Medical Systems until her retirement in 1996. Janet dedicated her life to helping handicapped children, in support of her son, Henry. Janet was an avid gardener, a spectacular cook, and an inspiration to all who knew her. Her family and friends will continue to carry on her Polish traditions in her memory. She was a devout Catholic, and the matriarch of her small Polish family. She was a communicant of SS Peter and Paul Church, and also a dedicated member of the Polish National Alliance Lodge 513.

She will join in Heaven her beloved husband Henry, who passed away in 1989. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Stanley and John Holuba. She leaves behind her two loving children, Christine Preuit, of Portsmouth, R.I., and Henry F. Marczak, of Wallingford, Conn. She also leaves behind her two adoring grandchildren, Craig Preuit and his partner, Mary Beth, of Wallingford, Conn., and Kim Lowman and her husband, Travis, of East Granby, Conn.; and her three precious great-grandchildren, Dylan, Xavier, and Maxwell, all who will cherish everything their Babci taught them. She is also survived by her youngest brother, Eugene, his wife Julie, and their two children, Daniel, with wife, Rose, of Meriden, and Cheryl, of Wallingford. Janet is survived by many nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family, and friends. The family wishes to thank The Atrium of Rocky Hill Assisted Living, The Meriden Center, and Compassus Hospice for their compassion, care, and support of Janet over the last few years.

Janet's family will receive relatives and friends in the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Friday, Sept. 7 from 9 to 10 a.m., when the funeral cortege will proceed to SS Peter and Paul Church for a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery in Wallingford. Donations in Janet's memory may be made to MidState Arc, Attn: Fundraising, 200 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450. www.yalesvillefh.com

Funeral Home

Wallingford Funeral Home
809 North Main Street Ext. Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 269-7777

Published in The Record-Journal on Sept. 4, 2018