Ann (Tomczewski) Chorzempa, 93, went home to Heaven on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Daughter of the late John and Agatha (Izdebska) Tomczewski, she was born on October 12, 1924, in New Britain, and remained a lifelong resident. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, Andrew J. Chorzempa Sr. Ann spent her life as a devoted and loving mother, grandma, G.G., sister, and friend. Her family and friends meant the world to her. She loved to give and receive hugs; she had so much love to give. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, whether it was just talking or telling stories, playing games, celebrating holidays, preparing and cooking Pierogi at Christmas time, picnics, watching parades, attending dance recitals, school plays and concerts, sporting events, and making her daily phone calls. She was an inspiration to her family and loved to share her stories about her own life. She hardly ever missed watching a UConn women’s basketball game and was a Red Sox fan. She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and word searches. Amidst the happenings of everyday life, Ann was an active member of St. Ann’s Church for many years and was employed at Fafnir Bearing Co. before and after raising her children.
Ann is survived by her children, Shirley Morley and her husband, Bruce of Plainville, Andrew Chorzempa Jr. and his wife, Janet of Plantsville, and Barbara Chorzempa of Plainville; her adored grandchildren, Brenda Wells, Bruce Morley Jr. and his wife, Kiesha, Sarah Pelletier and her husband, Adam, and Drew Chorzempa and his wife, Brenna; her adored great-grandchildren who brought so much sunshine into her life, Ryan Gillum, Lindsay and Mason Morley, Elijah and Jonah Pelletier, Lily, Andrew and Joey Chorzempa; her sisters, Jean Pasqual, and Frances Mazza, both of New Britain; her very special friend, Cindy Frazier, along with several nieces and nephews. Ann was predeceased by her siblings, Victoria DeJohn, Florence Haze, Nellie Hnatt, John and Andrew Tomczewski, and several brothers-in-law.
For many years, Ann was in the care of Dr. Catherine Holmes. The family would like to thank her and her staff for the loving care and friendship they gave to Ann. In 2012, Ann was blessed to become part of the St. Lucian’s Residence family. She received much love and care from Mother Jennifer and the entire staff. For five years, she loved being able to attend daily Mass there and going to the chapel to pray. She looked forward to the singers who performed and the weekly Bingo games. Last year, Ann needed more medical assistance and became a resident of Monsignor Bojnowski Manor. We want to thank Dr. Z., the nurses, aides and entire staff for the loving care given her. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, Aug. 10, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Duksa Family Funeral Homes at Burritt Hill, 332 Burritt St., New Britain. A time of visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 followed by a funeral service at 10:00 a.m. at Burritt Hill with Rev. Israel Rivera presiding. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Lucian’s Residence, 532 Burritt St., New Britain, CT. 06053 or Monsignor Bojnowski Manor, 50 Pulaski St., New Britain, CT. 06053. To share a message of sympathy with her family, please visit us at www.duksa.net
Dear Mom, Gram, G.G., Ann, We are going to miss you, but in our hearts we know that it was time for Jesus to Call You Safely Home. Even though distance physically separates us, the memories and love we shared with you and you with us will remain in our hearts forever. Love You! Double Thumbs Up!!