Wednesday, May 17, 2017
2:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Turowski Life Story Funeral Homes
Canton, West of Sheldon
45100 Warren Rd.
Canton, MI 48187
Rosary at 7 PM
Thursday, May 18, 2017
10:30 AM EDT
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
47650 N Territorial
Plymouth, MI 48170
In State 10 AM until Mass begins
Life Story / Obituary
Virginia Ann (Kaczmarczyk) Swiderek, 90, of Canton, MI, (and longtime resident of Detroit, Michigan) passed away on May 13, 2017. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Ray Swiderek; parents Adam and Anna Kaczmarczyk; brother Kasmir (Wanda) Kaczmarczyk; sisters Mary (Joe) Brenner, and Sophie (Felix) Pikulski; mother and father in-laws Mack and Mary Swiderek; brother-in-laws Eugene Swiderek and Raymond Slizewski; nephew-in-law Frank Bednarski; and niece in laws Debbie and Marilyn Pikulski. Virginia is survived by children William (Pam) Swiderek and Barbara (Jim) Hunt; grandchildren Sharon (Matthew) Pryce, Shelly (Steve) Sacovitch, Susan Swiderek, Alicia Hunt (Chris Tilton), Jeffrey (Amy) Hunt; great-grandchildren Paige, Will, Aaron, Nicholas and Noah; sister-in-law (and best friend for more than 75-years) Loretta Slizewski; and many nieces, nephews, and God-children.
Virginia Swiderek was born in Detroit, MI, to Anna and Adam Kaczmarczyk on February 8, 1927. She went to elementary school at St. Cunegunda and graduated from Chadsey High School in Detroit. She married Raymond Swiderek on October 18, 1947 in Detroit, MI; they honeymooned in Cuba, and then settled in a house on St. Mary's St. in Detroit; they were married for 49 years (his death). She lived in their house for 53 years. She worked for Dearborn Public Schools as a key puncher and later as a bus monitor before retiring to a life of active volunteering. She was involved with the Belles of St. Mary's, Rosary Alter Society, and St. Christopher Parrish. While her children were young, she was a Cub Scout Den Mother, active baseball mom, and seamstress for her daughter's dance recitals. She and her husband were active dancers at the Moose Club and bowlers with the Flintstone team at Schaefer Lanes. She enthusiastically volunteered at St. Christopher School, festival, and church, sewed hundreds of blankets for babies afflicted with AIDS, and made thousands of slippers for disabled veterans. In addition to volunteering, she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, traveling, taking in the splendor of Las Vegas, playing Bingo, doing crossword puzzles, and most of all, spending time with family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will long be remembered for her strong desire to help others and pitch in no matter what the occasion.
Family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 – 9 pm at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 45100 Warren Rd., (btwn Sheldon and Canton Ctr Rds), with a Rosary at 7 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 47650 North Territorial Rd., Plymouth. In state 10 am until mass begins. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Kindred Hospice at www.kindredathome.com or a charity of choice in her memory. The family of Virginia also wishes to extend our sincerest gratitude to Drs. Mario De Meireles and Thomas Kaniowski of St. Johns Providence and everyone at Kindred Hospice for all of their kindness and support.