Theresa D. SienkiewiczFebruary 5, 1924 ~ December 17, 2017 (age 93)
Theresa D. Sienkiewicz (nee Szczepanski), 93, formerly of Jersey City, passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, December 17th, 2017.
Born in Jersey City in 1924, Theresa was the daughter of the late Stanley and Victoria Szczepanski. She was predeceased by her brothers Edward and Henry.
Theresa married Chester Sienkiewicz and they lived in Jersey City for most of their lives. Together they shared 73 years of marriage until his passing in May 2017.
Theresa was the cherished mother of Richard and his wife Patricia, and Theresa Tunkavige and her husband Alan. She is survived by grandchildren Patricia, Lori, Judi and Kris; five great-grandchildren, all of whom she adored, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Theresa was employed by The Division of Employment and also by Hudson Milestones and the Respite Program. She was a lifelong member and former president of the Polish Woman's Alliance Group 591 and a member of the OLC Seniors.
Theresa's first love was her Polish heritage, having spent many vacations in Poland. An avid homemaker, seamstress, cook and baker, Theresa was happiest hosting family gatherings at her home. She was a beautiful woman, both inside and out, and she will be remembered for her glowing smile, her generous and loving heart, and her strength and devotion to her family.
The family of Theresa will be forever grateful for the loving care and kindness given to her from Bella Terra, Meridian at Home and Hospice.
Relatives & friends are invited to attend the Visiting on Tuesday, 12/19, at the funeral home from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. On Wednesday, 12/20, we shall assemble at Our Lady of Czestochowa RC Church, Jersey City for the Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to The Polish Children's Heartline, 177 Broadway, Clark, NJ 07066 (envelopes will be available at the funeral home).