Helen "Mac" J. McCabe Laskowski

December 15, 1925April 26, 2012

Laskowski Laskowski, Helen McCabe , 86, died at William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, FL on April 26, 2012. Mrs. Laskowski, formerly of Melbourne and Boca Raton, was born in Johnson City, NY. She is survived by her 10 children: five daughters, Margaret Laskowski Harrold of Raleigh, NC, Teresa Laskowski Struven and Patricia Laskowski Smith of Palm Bay, and Julie Laskowski Rody of Ashburn, VA; six sons, Lawrence Laskowski of Melbourne, Timothy Laskowski of Boynton Beach, Thomas Laskowski of Apex, NC, Michael Laskowski of Charlotte, NC, Peter Laskowski of St. Petersburg and James Laskowski of Boca Raton; one sister, Elizabeth Martin of Ithaca, NY and one brother, William McCabe of Delray Beach; 23 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Leonard A. Laskowski and grandson, Nicholas Laskowski. The family will receive friends at the Babione-Craeer Funeral Home, 1100 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton on Monday, April 30, from 6:00-8:00pm. A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered Tuesday, May 1, at 11:00am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Boca Raton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Keep HOPE Alive Fund for kids with cancer at:


  • Visitation Monday, April 30, 2012
  • Mass of the Resurrection Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Helen "Mac" J. McCabe Laskowski

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Sue Zaccaria

July 2, 2012

Hi Jimmy, I am sooo sorry to hear about your mom. what a terrible loss that is for your whole family. As kids I remember telling my friends, about how many kids lived in 1 house. My friends were always so astounded. I would give a majority of the credit to your mom and dad for keeping you all together. I am sure your mom felt all the love from each and everyone of you. Stay strong, godspeed.

Megan Rody

May 3, 2012

I miss you so much Grandma, but know that you are in a much better place then this world could ever offer you. I know all of our family's hearts are breaking because we all miss you and your radiating kindness and smile, but we know that you are with Grandfather Lenny once again... I am so happy for you two! I can just imagine you guys dancing to Frank Sinatra among the clouds. I could never thank you enough for giving me this family, that is built on the love and faith that you demonstrated to all of us. Thank you for all you did, we love you so much Grandma!!! <3

Fil Ganio

May 2, 2012

To each Laskowski and their mates.....our families are forever joined with happy memories spent at OLL, MCC, basketball and football games, parish picnics and fundraisers. And yes, sad times also, but through it all our faith kept us strong. I know you are proud of Mom and Dad. They did a terrific job. A hug and a kiss to each of you. Fil Ganio

Pat McCabe

April 30, 2012

Our love goes out to all of the McCabe-Laskowski Family. Aunt Helen was such an important part of our lives. Her sweet smile and warm, loving spirit will be sorely missed by all of us in the McCabe Family. We are comforted in knowing that she's now with Uncle Lenny--at last!
Love to all,
Pat McCabe-Leche, Paul, Eric & James
Austin, TX

Kelly and Sheri Straub

April 30, 2012

Our prayers are with you! Kelly and Sheri

Scott Steele

April 30, 2012

What wonderful memories of our days at OLL & MCC
Great fun. Great family.

Gerard McCabe

April 30, 2012

What a remakable life your Mom had raising 10 wonderful children. Haven't seen you guys in a while but it is great to have a great big family at times like these. May your Mom rest in peace. Jerry McCabe and Family

Donna, Arielle & Gary Smith

April 30, 2012

Our love, thoughts and prayers are with our second family the Laskowskis. We are here for you in this hard time and will always keep Helen in our hearts.
All our love,

April 30, 2012

We want to express our deepest sympathy to your family at this difficult time. Know that our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.

Diane & Ron Miskow (Palm Bay, Fl.)

Michael Ganio

April 30, 2012

When I think of Mrs. Laskowski, two words immediately come to mind. Calm and Kind. No matter what craziness I was involved in with Larry and his brothers through elementary and into high school, I can't recall a situation in which Mrs. Laskowski raised her voice or lost her cool. Now I can't say it never happened, only the 10 Laskowski children know for sure...but I will always remember her calm manner, her welcoming hug and her kind words of encouragement.

My prayers go out to the entire Laskowski family. May God bless you all.