Cecilia S. Zaborowski

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Mrs. Cecilia S. Zaborowski, 98, of Gaylord, passed away at home on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

She was born January 14, 1921, in Elmira, Michigan, and was raised in the Elmira area.  Cecilia lived in Detroit for several years and in Florida for 7 ½ years before moving to Gaylord in 1963.  She was a member of St. Mary Cathedral parish and St. Mary Altar Rosary Society.

Cecilia is survived by her children, Bernadine (Carl) Alsobrooks of Tucson, Arizona, Nancy Brooks of Gaylord, Robert Zaborowski of Gaylord, and Gary (Juanita) Zaborowski of Grayling; 11 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Martin; her parents; sister, Helen Kwapis of Gaylord; brothers, Felix Puroll of Warren, Alex and Edmund Puroll of Elmira, Lucian and Stanley Puroll of Detroit, Walter Puroll of Blue Water, New Mexico, and Joseph Puroll of Ionia; grandchildren, Peggy and Jason Amborski, and son-in-law John Amborski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Cathedral.

Visitation at the Nelson Funeral Home will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary being offered before the conclusion of the visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

3 comments on “Cecilia S. Zaborowski”

  1. Berni, Bob, Nancy and Gary, Our sincere sympathy to you and your families. Your Mom lived a good, long life we are sure our Lord has a special place for her in His kingdom.
    Mike and Connie Zaborowski

  2. CASIMER (CAMY) DZWIK in Battle Creek,Mi.

    Cecilia was a pen-pal of mine for many years and also a 1st cousin. Her mom (Antoinette/Dzwik/Puroll) was my dad(Joseph Dzwik)’s sister. My dad’s wife & my mom was also named-Cecilia (Skowronski) Dzwik. My sister- Josephine (Dzwik) Czerkies of Boyne Falls had called me to tell me that our cousin had died earlier that day on Dec. 11th. I had just returned from mailing several Christmas cards & family up-date letters (including one to her & Robert). So I was shocked to hear this sad news. The next day I received annual cards from Nancy & Bernie that we’re written & send out before their mom had died. (Very usual timing).We are unable to attend her Services because of great distance & my own medical problems. Our caring,life-long,love & sympathy go out to all of “CECILIA”’s family & many friends all over. Should be a huge family re-union in HEAVEN going on during this Holy time of welcoming her to “Her 1st Christmas in Heaven” -Hugs & our love to all-Cousin Casimer& Alice Dzwik & our Family

  3. Jennifer (Mankowski) Ballantine

    Cecilia’s family,

    I used to work at Aspen Ridge Retirement Village where I had the privilege of getting to know your Mother (mostly on 3rd shift). She was always kind to me and she still has a special place in my heart. She would often mention her connection to Tony Mankowski (a distant cousin of my father’s). Your Mother is dearly missed.

    With love,

    Jennifer (Mankowski) Ballantine

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