EWING - Ruth C. Opacki Chmiel, 95, of Ewing, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at the Hamilton Continuing Care Center, Mercerville.
Born in Trenton, Mrs. Chmiel was a lifelong Trenton and Ewing resident. Ruth enjoyed being a homemaker and giving the care and love to her husband, son and grandchildren and love to her family. Earlier she had been a member of St. Hedwig's PTA.
Daughter of the late Jozef and Veronika Orzechowska Opacki, isster of the late Henry Opacki, Florence Opacka and Veronica Salewski, she is survived by her devoted husband of 72 years, John J. Chmiel; her beloved son and daughter-in-law, John Richard and Doris B. Chmiel of Mercerville; her grandson and his wife, Richard S. and Tara Chmiel of Bridgewater; her granddaughter and husband, Beth A. and Stephen Morino of Ridgewood; four great-grandchildren, Emma, Sofia, Lauren and Ryan; as well as several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Winowicz Funeral Chapel, 865 Brunswick Ave., Trenton. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Hedwig's Church with the Rev. Dr. Jacek W. Labinski presiding. Entombment will be in the Garden of the Crucifixion in St. Mary's Mausoleum, Hamilton. Calling hours are from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to the Sunshine Foundation, PO Box 55130, Trenton, NJ 08638.