Zofia Zielinski, (nee: Jankowski) age 91, passed away peacefully at home on March 27, 2021 with her loving family by her side. Born in Poland, Zofia emigrated to the United States in 1975 and settled in Bayonne for the past 46 years.
A dedicated homemaker, Zofia was known for her warmth and hospitality. She treasured family gatherings and took tremendous joy in cooking and baking her many wonderful Polish recipes. She was especially proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and their milestones and accomplishments in life.
A devout parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Zofia's Catholic faith was very important to her. She had a love for Christ that showed in her love for others. Those who knew Zofia best will remember her as a kind and humble woman with a genuine style all her own. She was admired and respected by her family and the many lives she touched.
Zofia was predeceased by her dearly beloved husband, Jozef Zielinski (in 2012), her son, Wieslaw (in 2018), and her parents, Jan and Wladyslawa (Swiencinska) Jankowski. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Grace Krukowski, Ewa Szczesniak and her husband Waclaw (Wally), and Helen Borawski and her husband Lester, Her goddaughter, Barbara Slicner, two brothers in Poland, Henryk and Czeslaw Jankowski. Also survived by her adored grandchildren, Christopher and Karolina, Peter and Michele, Andrew, Michael, Kate and Jessica; great-grandchildren, Isabella, Stella, Zofia, and Asher, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held at the Dworzanski & Son Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 30, from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A funeral mass in Zofia’s honor will be offered in Polish on Wednesday, March 31, at 10:30 am, from the Parish of St. John Paul II at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, officiated by Fr. Zenon Boczek, Pastor, and Fr. Lukasz Kleczka. Interment will follow at The Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away to the next room.
Whatever we were to each other,
that, we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name,
speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be the household word
it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was:
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of your mind
because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well. Nothing is past: nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before--only better,
infinitely happier and forever we will all be one together with Christ.
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