Florence G. Antkowiak

May 22, 1922November 19, 2010

ANTKOWIAK - Florence G. (nee Golonka) Of Tonawanda, NY, November 16, 2010. Loving wife of the late Alexander B. Antkowiak; dearest mother of Marilyn (Wesley) Cosbey, Wayne (Jamie) Antkowiak, of Nuku Alufa, Tonga and Daniel (Cheryl) Antkowiak; loving grandmother of Kelly (Eric) Miller, Keith, Kenneth and Kevin Cosbey, Leah (Michael) Gardner, Ashley and Daniel Antkowiak; dearest great-grandmother of Colin, Alexandra, Anna and Robert Miller; sister of the late Jeanne Mierzwa, Walter Golonka, Elizabeth Mowczko and Helen Menken; also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call Thursday from 1-3 PM and 6-8 PM at DENGLER, ROBERTS & PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Road, East Amherst, where prayers will be said Friday at 10:45 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Christopher’s RC Church, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd. at 11:30 AM. Interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Niagara County Hospice.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 18, 2010
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, November 19, 2010

Florence G. Antkowiak

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November 19, 2010

Dear Marilyn,

So sorry to hear about the passing of your dear mother. It is so hard to no longer have one's mother by her side. We shall pray that our Lord takes her soul immediately to Heaven and that He grant you peace and solace.
Love and prayers,
Tom and Lindy Redmond

Maribeth Bueche

November 18, 2010

Dear Marilyn, Wayne and Dan,

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Florence. I was so greatful that I got to see her this summer during our visit to Buffalo. She was more then a sister to my mom, she was a very special friend when mom needed her most. I know how hard it is to loose your mom but she is with your dad in heaven and I am sure there was a family reunion when she entered the gates.

You are in our prayers.

Love always,

Maribeth and Family

Bob Madden

November 17, 2010

Dear Marilyn, Wayne, Dan and family,

I am sorry to hear of Aunt Florence's passing. I have over 40 years of memories to ensure that she never leaves my heart. She was always so kind to me and her soft spoken but reassuring voice and lilting laugh were always the complement to some of the more loudly jocular members of our family gatherings. My grandpa Walt was my hero and I loved Uncle Al for his consistent good humor and positivity and I am heartened by the knowledge that they are all reunited in heaven. Perhaps there is even a large Golonka-Antkowiak card game of Fantan going with Dzia Dzia serving up the business meeting end of it.

My prayers are with all of you.