Virginia M. (Papczynski) Zaworski

August 31, 1923 ~ July 13, 2019 (age 95)


Virginia M. Zaworski, 95, of South Bend, Indiana passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019. 

Virginia was born August 31, 1923 in South Bend, Indiana to the late Frank Joseph and Stella K. (Grochowalski) Papczynski. 

On May 29, 1948 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, South Bend, Indiana Virginia married Raymond “Jerry” Zaworski who preceded her in death on March 4, 1999.

In 1985 Virginia retired as a supervisor from Acme Air Filter & Window Cleaning Services after 36 years of service.  She was a life-long member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, was at one time Secretary of the Parish Rosary Society, a member of the Apostleship of Prayer and the Legion of Mary.  Mom was also a 40-plus year Promoter of the Miraculous Medal of Mary through the Association of the Miraculous Medal and had a great devotion and faith in the Power of the Rosary and the Infant of Prague.

Mom was a die-hard Cubbies fan and you didn’t want to be around her when they were playing lousy! She enjoyed Western Movies, Crocheting & Knitting, Adult Coloring Books, and Playing Bunco & Bingo! She was also a vivacious reader, with Western & Historical books being her favorite.

Virginia is survived by her three Children, Joe (Debbie) Zaworski, South Bend, IN, Ray (Lillian) Zaworski, Montgomery Alabama, and Nancy (Richard) Bakos.  Mom also has 10 grandchildren, Sheila (Dean) Chandler, South Bend, IN Shelby (Shane) Carbiener, North Liberty, IN, Shannon Jannik, South Bend, Emma (Jeff) O’Hehir Nashville, TN, Samantha (Jason) Gregory, Orlando, FL.  R. Chris (Dani) Bakos, South Bend, IN, Kay Adams (Kevin), Carl (Dawn) Lawson, Jeremie (Hilary) Lawson & Charles (Caryl) Lawson, all of Alabama.  18 Great-grandchildren: Joseph, Kaylin, Sidney, Hannah, Camryn, Danika, Breya, Nicholas, Alexandra, Cameron, Brooklyn, Skylar, Robert, Maximus, Darren, Michelle, Amanda, and Baby Bakos due Dec. 31, 2019.  Two Great-great grandchildren: Genesis & Skyla. Mom is also survived by a Sister-in-law who she loved dearly, Phyllis Papczynski, Culver, IN. as well as numerous nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by, her husband Jerry, her parents, all her brothers, sisters, and their spouses, Frank (Loretta) Papczynski, Edward (Cora) Papczynski, Richard Papczynski, Loretta (Rudy) Harsanyi,  Rita (Gene) Buysse, Ruth (Ernie) Meuninck and three nephews, Richie, Terry, and Kevin Papczynski, and niece Judy Papczynski.   

Visitation will be from 4 – 8 p.m. E.S.T.  Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Hahn Funeral Home, 505 West 8th. Street, Mishawaka, Indiana, where a Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.  A Sung Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 415 N. Brookfield Street, South Bend, Indiana.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in South Bend. 

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 415 N. Brookfield St., South Bend, IN, Miller’s Homeless Veterans’, Humane Society of St. Joseph County, or to any Organization you may prefer.

We would like to express our Thank you to the Staff of Healthwin Hospital especially the wonderful group of dedicated nurses & aides of West-1 Garden.  Your love and care given to our mother is something we will never be able to repay.  And the kindness, not to mention patience, you have shown us these past three weeks is above and beyond.  Thank you.

To Rev. Msgr. John C. Fritz, FSSP, on behalf of our family, thank you.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, in La Porte, Indiana.

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July 16, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hahn Funeral Home
505 W 8th Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544

Recitation of the Rosary
July 16, 2019

6:00 PM
Hahn Funeral Home
505 W 8th Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544

Sung Requiem Mass
July 17, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church
415 N. Brookfield Street
South Bend, IN 46628

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