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Regina (Kaniewski) Chmara

February 7, 1933 ~ January 26, 2019 (age 85)
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Regina Chmara (nee: Kaniewski), 85, of Bayonne, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 26, 2019, with her loving family by her side.  Born in Poland, she emigrated to the United States in 1950, residing most of her life in Bayonne.

Regina was a faithful parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, where she was an active member of the Mt. Carmel Seniors and the Mt. Carmel Guild.  A proud homemaker, Regina devoted her life to her family.  She especially treasured moments spent with her six grandchildren, all of whom she loved and adored. She enjoyed trips to Atlantic City and spending time in her backyard gardening.  Attending concerts with her daughters remained one of Regina’s favorite pastimes.  This past December brought pure joy to her heart as she treated her family and friends to a performance by Andrea Bocelli.  She leaves behind a legacy of love, compassion, and grace and will forever be missed. 

The family would like to express their sincerest appreciation to Mary Szemiot and Donna Curtis for all their help and moral support.

Regina was predeceased by her beloved husband Henry Chmara (in 2011), her son Walter Chmara, and parents Jan and Zofia (Jankowski) Kaniewski, her brother Roman Kaniewski, and her sisters and brothers in law, Mary Kaniewski, Chester Chmara, Janina Proszynski and husband Lech, Eugene Wojciechowski, Waclaw (Van) Chmara, and Henry Talarsky.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Christine Chmara,  Jane Annunziata and her husband Michael, and her son Stanley Chmara; her brothers, Chester Kaniewski, Eugene Kaniewski, and Waclaw Kaniewski and his wife Ola;  grandchildren, Cheyenne Chmara and her father Daniel Lopez, Michael Annunziata and girlfriend Alana Huszar, Justin Annunziata and girlfriend Amanda Mancuso, and Jacob, Mia and Janelle Annunziata; her sisters and brothers in law, Donna Kaniewski, Stefania Chmara, Mary Wojciechowski, Roseanne Chmara and Donna Chmara, and many loving and caring nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.  

A visitation will be held at the Dworzanski & Son Funeral Home on Monday, January 28, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  A funeral mass in Regina’s honor will be offered on Tuesday, January 29, at 10:00 am from St. John Paul II Parish of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.  Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ.

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