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Malec & Sons Funeral Home

6000 North Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

OBITUARY

Bronislawa Bujwid

June 12, 1923September 5, 2020
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Bronislawa Bujwid June 12th, 1923 - September 5th 2020

It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our beloved Mother, Bronislawa Bujwid, the Iron Lady, at the age of 97. She died in her sleep on Saturday, September 5th, 2020, just before 8 pm, after a brief illness. She was at home, surrounded by her Family, which is the way she wanted things.

She was the widow of Olgierd Bujwid. They shared 63 beautiful years of marriage together. Born in the town of Rowno-Sarny, Poland, she was the daughter of Marceli and Waleria Kil. She only completed the 4th grade in school at which time she was needed to help out with the Family after her Mother passed away during childbirth. Being the only girl in the home, she was immediately required to help out with the care of her Father and 4 brothers. She was forced to flee her beloved home and country in 1943 because of the Ukranian ethnic cleansing that took place where she was living. She fled by train to Germany where she was a POW working in a forced labor camp. After the war ended, she met her husband, Olgierd Bujwid, and were soon married on August 23rd, 1946. In 1954, she and her husband and 2 small children, immigrated to the United States, and settled in Chicago, IL. She took a job as a punch press operator at Appleton Electric in 1955, where she worked until she retired in 1989.

She belonged to and was an active member of both St. Genevieve and St. Juliana parishes when she lived in those 2 neighborhoods. She enjoyed her Family, her garden and her pets in that order. Her job was just somewhere that she would go to earn a paycheck until she came home to take care of her Family, her garden and her pets. She was the strongest woman that you've ever met, the "Polish Tank", if you will, till the day that she died. She lived a long and beautiful life. She was a deeply religious and private person who was always so happy every time anyone came to visit her, especially her Family. She would talk your ear off once she got a hold of your attention, and tell you stories from the Old Country through her time in the United States, stories spanning her entire lifetime. And if you were lucky enough, she would sing you a favorite song of hers in Polish.

She is survived by her 3 children, Wanda, Henry and Gregory, as well as her sons' partners, Mary and Jessica and her 2 beautiful granddaughters, Rachel and Sarah. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Olgierd.

The Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 12th, 2020 at 1pm, at St. Juliana's Catholic Church, located at 7400 W. Touhy Ave, Chicago, IL. 60631, with interment at Maryhill Cemetery. The visitation will be held Friday, September 11th, 2020, from 4pm till 8pm at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, located at 6000 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL. 60646.

In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Malec & Sons Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 50 or fewer guests at funeral home services. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation. For more information, please call (773) 774-4100.

Jest to z sercem ciężkim i głębokim smutkiem, że musi poinformować cię o odejściu naszej ukochanej Matki , Bronisławy Bujwid, The Iron Lady, w wieku od 97. Ona zmarła we śnie w sobotę, 5 września 2020, tuż przed 20:00, po krótkiej chorobie. Była w domu, otoczona swoją Rodziną, tak bardzo pragnęła rzeczy .

Była wdową po Olgierdzie Bujwidzie. Y wspólne piękne 63 lat małżeństwa razem. Urodziła się w miejscowości Rowno-Sarny w Polsce, była córką Marcelego i Waleri Kil. Ukończyła dopiero czwartą klasę w szkole, kiedy była potrzebna do pomocy Rodzinie po tym, jak jej Matka zmarła podczas porodu. Będąc jedyną dziewczyną w domu, od razu została poproszona o pomoc w opiece nad ojcem i czterema braćmi. Została zmuszona do ucieczki ze swojego ukochanego domu i kraju w 1943 r. Z powodu czystek etnicznych na Ukrainie, które miały miejsce w miejscu jej zamieszkania. Uciekła pociągiem do Niemiec, gdzie była praca w POW siła d łagru.Po zakończeniu wojny poznała swojego męża Olgierda Bujwida i wkrótce wyszła za mąż 23 sierpnia 1946 r. W 1954 r. Wraz z mężem i dwójką małych dzieci wyemigrowała do Stanów Zjednoczonych i osiedliła się w Chicago w stanie Illinois. Podjęła pracę jako operator prasy dziurkowanej w Appleton Electric w 1955 roku, gdzie pracowała do przejścia na emeryturę w 1989 roku.

Należała do parafii St. Genevieve i St. Juliana i była aktywnym członkiem parafii, kiedy mieszkała w tych dwóch dzielnicach. Cieszyła się swoją Rodziną, ogrodem i zwierzętami w tej kolejności. Jej praca polegała na tym, że udawała się, aby zarabiać pieniądze, dopóki nie wróci do domu, by zająć się swoją Rodziną, ogrodem i zwierzętami. Była najsilniejszą kobietą, jaką kiedykolwiek spotkałeś, „Polskim Czołgiem”, jeśli wolisz, do dnia śmierci. Żyła długie i piękne życie. Była osobą głęboko religijną i prywatną, która zawsze była szczęśliwa za każdym razem, gdy ktoś ją odwiedzał, a zwłaszcza jej Rodzinę. Odgadała twoje ucho, gdy tylko przyciągnęła twoją uwagę, i opowiadała historie ze Starego Kraju przez jej czas w Stanach Zjednoczonych, historie z całego jej życia . A gdybyś miał szczęście, zaśpiewałaby ci swoją ulubioną piosenkę po polsku.

Nabożeństwo pogrzebowe odbędzie się w sobotę 12 września 2020 r. O godzinie 13:00 w kościele katolickim św. Juliany przy 7400 W. Touhy Ave, Chicago, IL. 60631, pochowany na cmentarzu Maryhill. Wizyta odbędzie się w piątek 11 września 2020 w godzinach od 16:00 do 20:00 w domu pogrzebowym Malec & Sons, mieszczącym się przy 6000 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL. 60646.

Services

  • Bronislawa Bujwid

    Friday, September 11, 2020

  • Bronislawa Bujwid Funeral Mass

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

Memories

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Therese Stieren Estes

September 10, 2020

I so enjoyed visiting with your mom. I loved listening to her stories. She always made me feel welcome and a part of your family. She was truly a great and incredible woman. I will always remember her with love. Love from Therese, Gabe and Madonna’s Little Flower Girl.

Gregory Duling

September 9, 2020

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Bujwid family. May you find joy in your hearts knowing that Mama B lived a full life. She was always kind and had a smile on her face every time I met her. The first time we met, she just started making pierogis for me and Greg and wouldn't stop until we were full... Laughing and telling stories the entire time.
Greg, Kathy, Hannah, Allyson Duling

Linda Rice

September 8, 2020

Mama Bujwid was the most wonderful person I've ever met. She loved deeply and with the greatest sincerity. She was my hero, not only for her strength but humility. One of my fondest memories is her up on the roof repairing it. Then go to the yard and tend to her flowers. Her strength and grace will live forever in my heart. I love her very much. My prayers go to her family and my deep sorrow, she was truly the Iron Lady.

DONNA MOMOT

September 8, 2020

Our sincere condolences to the Bujwid Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
- Theresa and Donna Momot

Eternal Rest Grant onto her, O Lord
And let perpetual light shine upon her.
May the souls of all the faithful departed,
Through the Mercy of God,
Rest in Peace.
Amen

Anna Incledon

September 8, 2020

Love the memories of her in the kitchen, always making amazing food.

Rose Kulikowski

September 8, 2020

May God Bless and Keep you sweet Lady. Enjoyed spending time with you. May you find some comfort in the Lord.
Rose Kulikowski

June DeMario

September 8, 2020

Rest In Peace, Our dear Bernice. It was a pleasure to meet you, and enjoy dinner together at my house. We shared stories and will never forget the gentile lady you are. Prayers for your family. Go rest with God.

Catherine Rabel

September 7, 2020

Crossing that Rainbow bridge to heaven now allows you to be at peace with those who passed before and those who follow.
Our deepest sympathy to the entire
Bujwid Family sincerely

Bill, Cathy and Ashley Rabel family 😞🙏😇

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