HAMILTON - Maria A. Rzonca Misiolek, 83, of Hamilton, died Monday at the St. Francis Medical Center.
Born in Lazy Debowieckie, Poland, Mrs. Misiolek came to the U.S. in 1971 and had been a Trenton and Hamilton resident. She retired in the early 1990s as a seamstress at Jack's Custom Shop on North Olden Avenue and was previously employed with the former establishment, Baxter Clothing. After her retirement Maria enjoyed working with her daughter completing alterations and sewing many fashions at Alicja's Boutique in the Mercerville Shopping Center. She also enjoyed being a homemaker, baking and cooking Polish foods and delicacies. Maria had a great dedication to her Catholic faith, going to many retreats at the National Shrine Cemetery of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Pa., and to the monthly vigil retreats at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Great Meadows. She also instilled in her family the traits of her faith, hope and charity to others and carried on her strong ideals of family to spend quality time with her great-grandchildren, Skye and Dante.
Daughter of the late Jozef and Helena Rzonca, wife of the late Kazimierz Misiolek, sister of the late Wladyslawa Kapanowska, Tadeusz Rzonca and Genowefa Wickowska, she is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Alicja H. and Marek W. Michalak of Hamilton; her beloved granddaughter, Violetta J. and husband Anthony M. Coniglio of Hamilton; her adored great-grandchildren, Skye Amber and Dante Marek Coniglio; her two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Wieslaw and Halina Rzonca and Stanislaw and Helena Rzonca, both of Poland; her sister-in-law, Elzbieta Rzonca of Poland; as well as many nieces and nephews locally, in the United States and in Poland.
The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday from the Winowicz Funeral Home, corner Adeline & Beatty streets, Trenton. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in the Divine Mercy parish, Church of Holy Cross with the Rev. Fr. Edward Kwoka presiding. Burial will be in St. Hedwig's Cemetery, Ewing. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m. and again on Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. all at the funeral home. The family requests Mass cards and spiritual bouquets in Maria's name to honor her strong faith in her God and her church.