February 22, 1920 – December 3, 2018
Grace Z. Papp, age 98, passed away peacefully at home with her daughter by her side on December 3, 2018 in Boca Raton, FL. Grace was born in Chicago, IL on February 22, 1920 to Charles and Elizabeth Burchall Zack. She is predeceased by her four husbands and her siblings, Peter, Marie, Charles and Ruth. Grace is also survived by her son, Mike Majersky and wife Carol, son Ken Majersky, son Jim Rocek and daughter, Karen Burch O'Brien and her husband/caregiver, Kevin L. O'Brien. Additionally, survivors include her grandson, Mike Majersky, Jr. and wife Kim, two great grandchildren, Emily and Elliot. Granddaughter, Laura Powell and husband Byron, great grandchild, Olivia and one on the way. Grace was a working Mom who seemed to have boundless energy and a devoted love that assured her family was always of primary concern. She moved her family to Florida in 1956, eventually settling in Boca Raton. To say the least, a short synopsis cannot capture the true spirit of her life. Grace was always the first to be mindful of other's needs, sacrificing her time and resources for those who needed her love. Grace was also the unquestionable life of the party, in the truest sense of the word, whether dining at Joe's Stone Crab every February or simply enjoying a glass of red wine at the appointed time of 6 PM every evening, seriously, every day. Her secret to long life was a glass of chocolate milk and red wine everyday. Our hearts are broken. There will never be another one like Amazing Grace. We are all so grateful our loving Lord allowed all of us 99 years of love and laughs.
Family, friends and those whose lives have been touched by Amazing Grace are invited to Rite of Christian burial honoring her memory, Thursday December 13, 2018 1:30 PM located at St. Jude's Catholic Church 21689 Toledo Road, Boca Raton, FL 33433. Reception to follow.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
St Jude Catholic Church
21689 Toledo Road
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December 5, 2018
My aunt Grace had such a pretty name that I decided to choose Grace to be my confirmation name. Aunt Grace was also my Godmother and made sure that she never forgot a birthday. Once, Aunt Grace got me a shiny sapphire ring for my confirmation but what is most amazing is how far she traveled to give it to me and the sacrifices she made for others. The best times of my childhood were when I got to spend the night at your house with my cousin, Karen, who is like a sister to me. I always admired your room with the seamstress things and will always remember our house in Hialeah. God Blessed you a loving family, good looks, panache and 99 years of life. Give my love to my parents in Heaven during this Christmas season and know I loved you always and will. Your niece and Goddaughter, Margaret.