Viewing is on Friday March 5th from 3-9pm with religious services at 7:30pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday March 6th at 9am. St Stanislaus Church with burial to follow at Our Lady of Czestochowa.
Genowefa (Genia) Wanda Duszak passed away peacefully at 5:53 am on March 1, 2021.
Mom was born in Marianowka, Poland on October 29, 1929to Franciszek and Jozefa Bolibok, she was one of 12 children.
At the age of 10 she lost her mother to Typhus and with her sister Zosia, had to quit school to cook, clean and care for their 4year old brother Olek while also helping her other siblings with the chores on the farm. For the next 6 years and while becoming a teenager she watched the invasion of Poland during World War II.
In 1949/50, mom met our dad Ignacy who was a seasonal worker who came to mom’s farm to help with the harvest. Our grandfather took a liking to dad and introduced him to Mom. They wed on August 18,1951 and began their life together. In 1952 their son Stanislaw was born followed with the birth of their daughters Boguslawa in 1958 and Teresa in 1961.
In 1964 mom and dad immigrated to America and in 1966 welcomed their 3rd daughter Krystyna. Mom worked in the maintenance field in the evening so to be able to care for the family during the day. She was stead fast in instilling our Polish culture by having only Polish spoken in the home. She kept within the polish community attending the festivals, parades, dances, outdoor outings and cooking traditional home made Polish food which she learned from a friend’s mother, we all had our favorite that she would make for us, she was an Amazing Cook.
She was also a great seamstress, which was one of her ambitions ;she sewed clothing, pillow and blanket covers, curtains, etc., and even used the material from her wedding veil to sew curtains for their home in Poland. Waste not want not, was the standard practice in her day and it continued throughout her life.
Mom had a large family both in America and Poland, she would dote on her grandchildren and great grandchildren who brought her enormous joy; both mom and dad never forgot where they came from and would help everyone back home in Poland.
Though she had endured a lot during her life she never wavered from being an attentive wife and mother, she was blessed with very good health for her 91 years, she was stern, but fair, hardworking and when she would let loose was quite funny.
Mom may you find the peace you truly deserve, and reunite with dad to continue upon God’s journey, no further worries about us children, you and dad both have instilled the knowledge, the sense and the drive in us to live our lives to the fullest. You have left a mark on this world by leaving your 4 children, 6 Grandchildren and 12 Great-Grandchildren to carry it on.
We love and miss you already.
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