Shirley Bernice (Borowski) Mlodzianowski

June 22, 1931 ~ March 15, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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RotterdamShirley B. Mlodzianowski, 91, passed away Wednesday March 15, 2023.

She was the daughter of Frank and Marion Borowski. Shirley was a Draper High School alumni, class of 1949. Following graduation she was a secretary for KAPL. In 1951 she married Victor Mlodzianowski and enjoyed 44 years of marriage until Victor’s passing in 1995.

Shirley was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, best known to all of us as “Nana”. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and always being available to lend assistance and provide care for family and friends. Shirley also enjoyed cooking, gardening, crocheting, puzzles and card games. Later in life, Shirley endured a rare and debilitating disease. Despite the many hardships and limitations this placed on Shirley she never let the disease alter her ever present smile and uplifting spirit. Until her passing, she lived her life with a grace and enthusiasm that will be a lasting gift to all who knew her.

Shirley was predeceased by her beloved husband of 44 years, Victor Mlodzianowski as well as her brother Myron and sisters Genevieve, Emily and Irene.

She leaves behind her loving children Sandra Johnson-Milner (Thomas), Gary Mlodzianowski (Barbara) and Susan Rifenberg (Edward), as well as four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home 1605 Helderberg Ave., Rotterdam.

Services will begin 10: 15 am Monday at the funeral home with an 11 am Mass of Christian Burial to follow at St. Madeleine Sophie Church. 

Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Schenectady.

Memorial donations in Shirley’s name may be made to The IBM Research Fund at Johns Hopkins Medical Center https://www.hopkinsmyositis.org or The cure IBM Research Fund at Washington University in St. Louis, MO https://www.cureibm.org

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March 19, 2023

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home
1605 Helderberg Ave.
Schenectady, NY 12306

Mass of Christian Burial
March 20, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Madeleine Sophie Church
3500 Carman Road
Schenectady, NY 12303


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