MERIDEN - Magdalene E. Nawrocki, 98, beloved wife of the late John Nawrocki died Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Westfield Care & Rehab in Meriden.
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Born March 26, 1914 in Meriden, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Pauline (Sokol) Maciejko. A lifelong resident of Meriden Magdalene attended local schools and received her sixth year from the University of Hartford and her master's degree from the University of Connecticut. She proudly served as a Captain in the Women's U.S. Army Air Corps 8th Air Force during World War II. Magdalene was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church .She was employed by the Meriden Board of Education. She taught business classes at Maloney High School and served as its department chairperson retiring in 1981 after 25 years of service. Magdalene also had worked for Senator Maloney before he went to Washington and continued running his insurance business while he served in the Senate. Magdalene enjoyed driving the "Rabbit Trails" (back roads) of New England. She was an avid reader and enjoyed needlepoint. Her greatest joy was her love for her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Magdalene is survived by her son, John T. Nawrocki and his wife, Cassandra, of Massachusetts; two daughters, Elizabeth Nawrocki, of Meriden and Barbara Nawrocki, of New London; two sisters, Florence Sieracki and Helen Gansecki, both of Meriden; two grandchildren, Justin Nawrocki, of Japan and Christina Moore, of Massachusetts; two great-grandchildren, Lillian Moore and Kodyn Moore, both of Massachusetts; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her three brothers, Joseph Maciejko, John Macie, and Stanley Macie.
Her funeral will be held on Saturday, June 23, at 10a.m. from the Stempien Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden when her funeral cortege will proceed to St. Stanislaus Church for a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian burial. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Saturday, June 23, from 9 until 10 a.m. at the Stempien Funeral Home. To send an online expression of sympathy please visit www.stempienfuneralhome.com.
Donations in memory of Magdalene may be made to Graymoor Partners in Hope, Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, P.O. Box 301, Garrison, N.Y. 10524-0301
Stempien Funeral Home, Inc.
450 Broad Street Meriden, CT 06450
Published in The Record-Journal on June 21, 2012