WALLINGTON, N.J. -- Jennie Marciniak (Janina Skorupska), died Saturday, Nov. 7. She was 90.
Marciniak was born Oct. 24, 1926, on Jewel St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, N.Y., to Jan and Rozalja (Tyznik) Skorupski. In 1932, in the aftermath of the Great Depression, her parents returned to Poland with the family.
As a young girl of 13, she witnessed the Sept 1, 1939 Nazi invasion of Poland and the Soviet invasion shortly after. She was an eyewitness to the atrocities and genocide committed against the Jews and other ethnic minorities.
In 1949, she returned to the United States of America and settled in Jewett City, Conn.
Once married, she and her husband resided in Norwich, Conn. where they were employed as blue-collar workers in various factories and mills. They were communicants of St. Joseph’s Polish Roman Catholic Church in Norwich for many years.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 127 Paterson Ave, Wallington. She will be laid to rest at a private committal service at St. Joseph Cemetery, Norwich.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions to The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 127 Paterson Ave, Wallington, NJ 07057.
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