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Jeanette H. Bartkowiak
Bay City, Michigan
Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at her home, age 90. She was born November 10, 1927 in Bay City to the late Frank and Helen (Tabaka) Szczesniak. Jeanette married Floyd E. Bartkowiak on May 1, 1948 and he predeceased her on July 19, 1998. She was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church, the Rosary Society and Felician Sisters Auxiliary. Jeanette loved gardening, reading, jigsaw puzzles, and going to the casino. She made the best rhubarb pie and raspberry, grape and strawberry jam. Jeanette loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren who were the love of her life.
Surviving are four daughters: Katherine (John) Ayotte, Karen (Robert) Jeske, Judy Bartkowiak and Jennifer O'Farrell, ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Jeanette was predeceased by a son-in-law Kevin O' Farrell and a sister Romaine Szczesniak.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, June 29, 2018 at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church, 1515 Cass Ave., Bay City, MI 48708. Private inurnment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call at Ambrose Funeral Home on Thursday from 3:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Friday after 9:00 am. Members of the parish will pray the Rosary Thursday at 3:00 pm, followed later by a Parish Vigil Service at 7:00 pm both at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.” www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com