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Elizabeth  Poniatowski

Elizabeth Poniatowski

Friday, July 12th, 1929 Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

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Obituary for Elizabeth "Betty " Poniatowski

Flagler Beach, FL
Elizabeth “Betty” Poniatowski, age 91, of Flagler Beach, FL, peacefully passed away on October 13, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Perth Amboy to the late Frank and Helen Soltesz, she grew up in Carteret. Elizabeth raised her own family in South Amboy before living in both Fl and Metuchen for many years. While living in NJ, she was active at Sacred Heart RC Church in South Amboy as a Past President of the Catholic War Veterans, Middlesex County Chapter, Ladies Auxiliary. She held high level secretarial positions in the Raritan Arsenal and Rutgers University. After moving to Florida, she attended Santa Maria del Mar Church in Flagler Beach and served as Eucharistic Minister and President of the Ladies Guild. She worked in the Insurance field and in the Walmart craft department.

Betty was a natural born artist who won awards for her drawing, painting, crafts, and handmade costumes. Her family and friends were always gifted with delicious homemade Christmas cookies, banana bread, cheesecakes, stuffed cabbage, and potato pancakes. She enjoyed dancing polkas, horseback riding, bingo, sitting in the sun, and being with family. Heaven has gained a treasured angel who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Elizabeth is predeceased by her 1st husband Arthur Marczak, her 2nd husband Stanley Poniatowski, and by her sister Helen Kaskiw. She is lovingly remembered by her children and their spouses Barbara and Eugene Weresow, Kevin and Connie Marczak, and Richard and Joyce Poniatowski. She always prayed to God to bless and protect her 4 grandchildren Catherine, Sharon, Jocelyn, and Gena; and her 6 great-grandchildren Ayden, Mason, Ryan, Hayley, Leo, and Vincent.

All services are private under the direction of the Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home, 15 Cherry Lane, Parlin, NJ. Letters of condolence to the family, completed arrangements, and directions may be found by visiting www.spezzifuneralhome.com.

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    Sacred Heart Cemetery
    Johnson Lane, Parlin, N.J.
    PARLIN, NJ
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Jo Navatkoski

Having spent various times with Betty I could see, sense, feel her love for her family. She was devoted to them and loved being with them. My sad but joyous memories of her and for all of them. Lord bless her having been here to service and pass on her love.
Comment | Posted at 12:04pm via Condolence
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Joanne Dzielak

Kevin & Barb and family,
I'm so not good at saying anything, but just want you to know my heart holds very dear memories of Aunt Betty. I am proud to have known her. Sending condolences with love. Joanne
Comment | Posted at 10:19pm via Condolence
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Barbara

MY Mother, Hands

As my Mother lay dying, I hold her hand. At 91 years old, her hands show her life. Memories flood my heart…

As a child, she prayed and did all she could to honor her parents. These hands held the hands of her own Grandmother Soltesz while tending to her in her last days. Teenaged Betty’s hands clapped as a high school cheerleader in Carteret,N.J. Confident hands taught her how to drive her Dad’s stick shift car while driving them both to work at International Smelting & Refinery in Perth Amboy,N.J. Loving hands grasped the hands of her new husband, Arthur Marczak, as they married. Tender hands held her babies. Shaking hands buried her first love. Blessed by God with a second husband, Stanley Poniatowski, her strong hands cared for him while he struggled with Alzheimer’s until his end.

Her hands worked tirelessly with love to serve her family: Muff (our Dad), Barbara (me), Kevin (her son), and then Stanley,too. Working outside the house and serving in church went hand in hand with daily chores. What delicious food her hands prepared for us! Christmas cookies, potato pancakes, coffee cake, banana pudding, cheesecake, cabbage and noodles and many more treats made for the holidays. As hobbies,she excelled at drawing and painting and even sewed our Halloween costumes- all of which she won awards for. Her hands were never idle.

Looking at my own hand holding hers, I see similarities…
I, too, at 71 years old, have the beginning of the bumpy, arthritic hands with the thin skin showing the trace of veins. But, looking closer, I see how my Mom shaped my hands to be like hers: loving, hard working, kind, giving all to family. Prayerful hands serving the Lord and caring for the people and animals He sends our way. How proud I am to have hands like my Mom’s!

One day, Catherine and Sharon, my daughters, will hold my dying hands. I hope they will know how much I love them. I see their hands now carrying on the traditions: loving family, working hard, cooking, enjoying hobbies. They have beautiful hands just like their Grammies. So, too, my Grandsons, Ayden and Mason, will continue the family traits. Theirs hands are training to work hard and well, to always do their best, to care for others, and maybe they’ll even carry on by cooking Grammies’ recipes, too.

Mom’s special love went to her husbands. Her hands always loved and cared for both. So, likewise, my hands hold dearly to my husband, Eugene Weresow. He is my rock, my sweetheart, my love. May he always hold my hand, as he holds my heart.

Thank you for your hands, Momma! You have given your family so much love.

Love,
Barbara Marczak Weresow
2020
Comment | Posted at 02:12pm via Condolence
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Sharon Weresow

I love you mom. We miss you Grammie ❤️
Posted at 06:28pm
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