Eleanor T. Wojnarski


First Posted: 1/13/2013

Eleanor T. Wojnarski, 87, a lifelong resident of Swoyersville, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, Jan. 7, 2013, at Commonwealth Hospice, Inpatient Unit, Saint Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre, after a brief illness.

Her beloved husband was the late Chester F. Wojnarski, who passed away on Nov. 1, 1962.

Born on June 5, 1925, in Swoyersville, Eleanor was one of eight children born to the late Peter and Frances (Romanowski) Stanishefski.

Prior to her retirement, Eleanor was employed as a seamstress for various garment manufacturers throughout the Wyoming Valley and held membership with the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union.

Eleanor was a faithful Catholic and lifelong member of the former St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, Swoyersville.

After the consolidation of her church this past June, Eleanor became a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, also of Swoyersville, where she attended daily Mass.

Eleanor enjoyed many things in life, especially traveling to visit her sister, Helen, in Connecticut, watching the polkas on Saturday evenings, backyard barbecues with family and taking care of her home.

Family was the center of Eleanor’s life, and she treasured each moment she had with her loved ones. Her grandsons always held a special place in her heart, and they both meant the world to her.

Eleanor will forever be remembered as a loving and dedicated mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Her presence will be greatly missed, but her beautiful spirit will live on in the hearts of her loved ones.

In addition to her parents, Peter and Frances Stanishefski, and her husband, Chester, Eleanor was preceded in death by her brothers, Felix, Stanley and Chester Stanishefski; and her sister, Tessie Lecosky.

Eleanor is survived by her son, David Wojnarski, Swoyersville; her daughter, Valerie Stefansky, Wilkes-Barre; her grandchildren, Joseph and Adam Stefansky; her sisters, Helen Saran, Sandy Hook, Conn., and Frances Kepich, Exeter; several generations of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express deepest gratitude to the nurses and staff at Commonwealth Hospice at Saint Luke’s Villa for the gentle and compassionate care they bestowed upon Eleanor and her family.

The funeral was on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi, her pastor, officiating. Interment with the Rite of Committal was in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville.

For additional information or to send the family an online condolence, visit the funeral home website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.

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