Jean Topolski, 93, of Stratford, Conn., died Thursday at home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Topolski Sr.
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Born in Dickson City, daughter of the late Helidor and Stella Grzelecki Skierski, she was a devoted parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Parish, Stratford, and a graduate of Dickson City High School. Before retirement, she was employed for many years by Remington Rand Corp., and she belonged to its Quarter Century Club.
Jean bowled with the Seniors, belonging to the Baldwin Center, Stratford, and the Marian Guild at church and always made chrusciki for many of their functions. She was a wonderful cook of old Polish recipes, and her family loved her cooking. She was a wonderful grandmother and great-grandmother and spent many hours taking care of them. It was a joy for her to be around them. She also loved to work around the yard and help in Ed's garden. Jean also rooted for the Boston Red Sox and was an avid fan.
Jean had to slow down in later life, much to her dismay, but she always enjoyed her family near her. She liked to sit on her front porch and talk to her neighbors. She only lived in the one house her whole life, but she was very proud of it. She and her husband, Ed, were married for 65 years, and they spent a lot of time traveling around the country and camping out in Kent, Conn.
Surviving are a daughter, Catherine Topolski, Stratford; a son, Edward Topolski Jr. and his wife, Southbury, Conn.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, who affectionately called her grandma; brother, Paul Skierski, Manville, N.J.; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Alan Hoffman Sr.; brothers, Theodore, Stanley, Alexander, Leonard and Joseph Skierski; and a sister, Pearl Pettinato.
The funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 at St. Mary's Visitation Church, Dickson City. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery, Dickson City.
Friends may call Monday from 9 to 10.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Glaucoma Foundation.
For directions or to leave an online condolence, visit www.mazurfuneralhome.com.
Frank T Mazur Funeral Home Inc
601 Dundaff St Dickson City, PA 18519
Published in Scranton Times on May 3, 2014