Condolence & Memory Journal

We have many fond memories of Mrs. Woronko. Our times together were always happy occasions, attending birthday parties for her grandchildren, our nephews Justin & Daniel. Being with her siblings and family brought her great joy. Whether observing them, teasing them, encouraging or bragging about them she lived in the moment realizing time passes quickly. One of my most fond memories of these birthdays was the family renditions of happy birthday in Polish. Actually my mastery of Polish began and ended with this organically created happy birthday symphony. We called it a symphony because it went on like the ending of one written by Beethoven. In looking back we remember her anxiously waiting for the refrain where the boys were asked "how old are you now, how old are you now, how old are you Justin/Daniel, how old are you now? Well, when the boys were young they belted out "I am 6 years old now.........". As they grew up somehow she let them get away with simply saying "13", 15", "18" etc. I could just tell she was thinking that as they were growing up, she had the life experience to allow them to respectfully resist knowing they would soon be creating their own life outside the family birthdays. Mrs. Woronko did not have ounce of malice in her body. Her years as a teacher allowed her to share her heart for children needing support. I am certain she was as much a mother figure for them as a teacher. It was what we observed when we were together. She poured her life's energy into raising 3 beautiful children, one of which my brother married (he married up!). Mrs. Woronko, we will miss your smiling face, your love for your family and............your love for Russian Tea Cookies. sob

Posted by Stu & Celeste Sherman - Bristol, CT - Family   February 07, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Maryanne, and your family. May God comfort you in your sorrow.

Posted by Diane Chamberlain - Plainville, CT - Friend   February 07, 2018

My condolences to the family. Mrs. Woronko was my 3rd grade teacher. Thoughts and prayers are with you

Posted by Jennifer (Puskarz) Kieon - RI   February 06, 2018

my deepest and heartfelt sympathy to maryann on the loss of her beloved mom. She was always a very nice lady and was always friendly to me whenever I had to call maryann about choir. May she rest in peace, and may the heavenly angels welcome her into paradise and may eternal rest be granted onto her and may perpetual light shine upon her and may she rest in peace.

Posted by Carol Maikowski - New Britain, CT - Friend   February 05, 2018

I'll never forget coming home from Thomas Jefferson School and having the Best Fried Bologna Sandwiches with George that his mom made. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Guzze Family

Posted by John Guzze - Kensington, CT - Family Friend   February 05, 2018