Rosemary F. Kwiatkowski

Born: Wed., Jan. 29, 1941
Died: Sun., Apr. 2, 2017


Memorial Mass

10:00 AM Thu., Apr. 06, 2017
Location: St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church


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Rosemary F. Kwiatkowski, age 76, died Sunday April 2, 2017 at UTMC after a short illness. Rose was the daughter of Frank and Cecilia (Osinski) Ciaciuch and was born in Toledo on January 29, 1941. She worked for Sears Westgate, in the catalog department for 18 years and at the Dana Corporation for 15 years. Upon her retirement, Rose volunteered at UTMC in the Ortho Department, which she loved to do.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Joanne Czerniejewski. Rose is survived by her husband, of 59 years, Donald; sons Michael and Steven (Mary Ann); daughter Michelle (Martin) Johnston; grandchildren Lisa (Kelly) Svanda, Ryan, Matthew, Elizabeth and Joshua Kwiatkowski and great grandchild Stevie Rose Svanda.
Rose will be remembered for her love of family and friends as well as her kind spirit and interest in peace and justice for all. Rose was an officer of The International Music Assoc. She enjoyed Polka music, dancing and was a member of the Toledo Area Polka Society for many years. She also was an avid reader and loved board games of all kinds.
In keeping with Rose’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday April 6, 2017 at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church.
Rose’s family wishes to thank the staff at UTMC for their care and support during this difficult time.
For memorial contributions please consider the Cherry Street Mission or the Toledo Area Humane Society.  
Rose,
Let Go,
You Will Always Be A Part of Our Hearts
Go In Peace,
Your Wings Have Arrived.
With Love, Your Family

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Rick and Jean Rybka
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Don and your entire family.

Rose was a beautiful, special lady.

DON --- We have and will treasure all the memories we have with you and Rose.

RIP!

James Hatfield
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
Rose and Don have attended uncounted dances at which the Duane Malinowski Band performed over many years. Rose was always friendly and appreciative to us. She will be missed, but fondly remembered. Our sympathy to Don and the entire Kwiatkowski family.

Ilene & Big Joe
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
What a nice picture of your dear Rose. That's how I shall always remember her with that beautiful smile out on the dance floor. We shall miss her lovely presence at the dances and festivals. Heaven has a new polka angel now. May God bless all of you at this difficult time.

Love, Ilene & Big Joe

Terry Bagrowski
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
Don and Family--God only takes the "GOOD" and Rose was just that a "GOOD" person.
Whenever we drove from Detroit to meet up with you,we were warmly greeted. Now, we have our memories to carry on.
I pray for God to give you the strength to move forward!!!

Debbie Lamb
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
My heart is broken. She was literally the best Godmother a girl could ask for. She was always there and filled with love. She was genuinely surprised and humble whenever she was given a compliment. I am forever grateful for her and the Best Godfather. I love you both so much.

Sharon Abrams
   Posted Fri April 07, 2017
My sincerest condolences to the entire family. I always treasured the welcome I received whenever I visited the Kwiatkowski home with Steve and MaryAnn in college, where Mrs. Kwiatkowski was the epitome of warmth, kindness and joy. She has clearly left a wonderful legacy in her family, and I hope you all can find some comfort in the fact that hers was a life well-lived, making a positive difference to many.

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