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Stefania Marczak

LINDEN, New Jersey

May 18, 2024

Stefania Marczak Obituary

Mrs. Stefania Winnicki Marczak, 96, entered the arms of the Lord, guided by His heavenly angels on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

We respectfully request that no one arrive at the funeral home prior to the posted visitation times, so as not to intrude on the family’s private time. 

Family and friends are invited to the visitation in the Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden on Thursday, May 23rd. from 5:00-8:00PM.  On Friday, May 24th. at 10:45, everyone will gather directly at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Linden where a funeral mass will be offered at 11:00AM.  The prayers of committal will precede Stefania’s burial in the family plot in St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Stefania’s memory may be made to St. Theresa’s Church at the funeral home or by mail to 122 Liberty Avenue, Linden, NJ 07036.

Stefania, the daughter of the late Maria Farbaniec Winnicki and the late Ignatius Winnicki was born in Jasliska, Poland on October 29, 1927.  During the war, Stefania, at the age of 14, was captured by the Germans and forced into a work camp in the town of Ruda Slaska, in a then German-occupied Poland.  After the war, Stefania returned to her hometown of Jasliska where she met Edward Marczak.  Soon Stefania and Edward were married and started their life together in Poland, where they were blessed with the birth of four children.  In April of 1961, the entire family emigrated to New Jersey where they were again blessed with the birth of their fifth child.  The family lived in Elizabeth for a few years before settling in Linden in 1968.  Stefania worked as a binder for Wilson-Jones Company in Elizabeth for sixteen years before taking her well-deserved retirement in 1992. 

Throughout her life, Stefania was constantly working with her hands.  She loved to knit, crochet, and sew and would make clothing, blankets, hats and all sorts of beautiful pieces.  Her flower garden always flourished, especially the red rose bushes in front of her home.  In her earlier years, she was forever cooking and baking all the traditional Polish delicacies, especially for the family during the various holiday seasons.  Stefania’s faith was very important to her and she believed in the strength of prayer.  She kept her rosary beads close by and Stefania would pray the holy rosary multiple times a day. 

Predeceased by her husband, Edward on February 15, 2004, her parents, Maria and Ignatius and her sister, Stella, Stefania is survived by her five cherished children, Anthony Marczak and his wife, Christine, Mary Henry, Henry Marczak, Sophie Marczak and Andrew Marczak and his wife, Dianne.  Stefania was also Babci to seven grandchildren and Prababci to 6 great grandchildren.

Stefania, the Matriarch of her family, was loved beyond measure.  She gifted her children with a lasting legacy of faith, family, hard work and perseverance.  Stefania will be deeply missed, but she will never be forgotten.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Stefania Marczak hosted by Teresa V. Kowalski.

Mrs. Stefania Winnicki Marczak, 96, entered the arms of the Lord, guided by His heavenly angels on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

We respectfully request that no one arrive at the funeral home prior to the posted visitation times, so as not to intrude on the family’s private time. 

Family and friends are invited to the visitation in the Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden on Thursday, May 23rd. from 5:00-8:00PM.  On Friday, May 24th. at 10:45, everyone will gather directly at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Linden where a funeral mass will be offered at 11:00AM.  The prayers of committal will precede Stefania’s burial in the family plot in St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Stefania’s memory may be made to St. Theresa’s Church at the funeral home or by mail to 122 Liberty Avenue, Linden, NJ 07036.

Stefania, the daughter of the late Maria Farbaniec Winnicki and the late Ignatius Winnicki was born in Jasliska, Poland on October 29, 1927.  During the war, Stefania, at the age of 14, was captured by the Germans and forced into a work camp in the town of Ruda Slaska, in a then German-occupied Poland.  After the war, Stefania returned to her hometown of Jasliska where she met Edward Marczak.  Soon Stefania and Edward were married and started their life together in Poland, where they were blessed with the birth of four children.  In April of 1961, the entire family emigrated to New Jersey where they were again blessed with the birth of their fifth child.  The family lived in Elizabeth for a few years before settling in Linden in 1968.  Stefania worked as a binder for Wilson-Jones Company in Elizabeth for sixteen years before taking her well-deserved retirement in 1992. 

Throughout her life, Stefania was constantly working with her hands.  She loved to knit, crochet, and sew and would make clothing, blankets, hats and all sorts of beautiful pieces.  Her flower garden always flourished, especially the red rose bushes in front of her home.  In her earlier years, she was forever cooking and baking all the traditional Polish delicacies, especially for the family during the various holiday seasons.  Stefania’s faith was very important to her and she believed in the strength of prayer.  She kept her rosary beads close by and Stefania would pray the holy rosary multiple times a day. 

Predeceased by her husband, Edward on February 15, 2004, her parents, Maria and Ignatius and her sister, Stella, Stefania is survived by her five cherished children, Anthony Marczak and his wife, Christine, Mary Henry, Henry Marczak, Sophie Marczak and Andrew Marczak and his wife, Dianne.  Stefania was also Babci to seven grandchildren and Prababci to 6 great grandchildren.

Stefania, the Matriarch of her family, was loved beyond measure.  She gifted her children with a lasting legacy of faith, family, hard work and perseverance.  Stefania will be deeply missed, but she will never be forgotten.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Stefania Marczak hosted by Teresa V. Kowalski.

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