Ann Marie Ciszewski

July 1, 1938February 2, 2021

Ann Marie Ciszewski (nee Radomski), 82, beloved wife of John for 60 years, of East Hartford, CT, passed away on February 2, 2021 at the end of her long struggle with cancer.

Ann, as she was known to almost everyone, was born on July 1, 1938 in Buffalo, NY to the late Stanley Radomski and Angeline Holtz. She graduated from Villa Maria Academy in Buffalo in 1956 and a few years later married John, her high school sweetheart, and focused her energies on raising their family of four children.

Ann Marie, John, and their young family left their home community near Buffalo in 1969, settling in East Hartford in 1977 after brief tours through several southern New England towns, including Enfield and Ellington in CT and Peabody, MA. She was completely devoted to John, who predeceased her by only four weeks, and their four children.

Once the kids were old enough to look after themselves, Ann embarked on a later-in-life career, joining Gerber Garment Technologies in Tolland, CT as a contracts administrator. Over time, she successfully worked her way up in the organization, ultimately positioning herself as the indispensable right hand to the CEO.

Ann had a sly sense of humor that she wasn’t afraid to share and that made her a welcome guest at anyone’s dinner table. Travelling with John, whether to see the children in various parts of the world or on a cruise somewhere, deciphering crossword puzzles, and digging into a good novel were favorite pastimes. She and John were lifelong bowlers, members of and award winners in leagues throughout the northeast for over six decades.

Ann Marie is survived and will be dearly missed by her children, Michael and his wife Christina Best of Washington, DC and London, England; Christopher and his wife Marilyn of Vernon, CT; Julie and her husband Thomas Rooney of Manchester, CT; and Joel and his wife Pamela of San Mateo, CA. Ann has eight grandchildren: Justin Ciszewski, Megan Fitzgerald, Sean Moyer, Kevin Rooney, Shannon Stadalnik, Theodore Ciszewski, Madeleine Cox, and Caroline Best; and three great grandchildren: Logan Moyer, Olivia Fitzgerald, and Caleb Stadalnik.

Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home are assisting the family. There will be no services at this time; donations may be made in Ann Marie’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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Ann Marie Ciszewski

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John Nowobilski

February 16, 2021

Dear Chris and family
No more pain only happiness as your mom was welcomed into heaven by the love of her life, Jack. Cry a little, she’d a tear or two, but then smile. God has shined on your family. Just think of the happiness those two are sharing as you read this. Always there for you
John Nowobilski

Tom Malin

February 15, 2021

Michael, Joël, Chris, and Julie

Barbara and I pass along our sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to all of you on the passing of your mom. You can rest assure that she is at peace with our good Lord and Savior. I can imagine your mom and dad bowling those 300 games and your mom being especially lucky on those slot machines. Both good people who will be missed by all.

God bless,

Tom Malin

John & Nancy Small

February 15, 2021

Chris, Marilyn and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Ann's passing. Ann was such a sweet person and a joy to bowl with. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
John & Nancy Small

Debbie Bourbeau

February 14, 2021

To Ann Marie's family: You don't know me, but I knew Ann Marie from aqua class at Healthtrax in Glastonbury. She stood next to me in the front row, and we had so much fun talking and laughing while doing our exercise. "A sly sense of humor" certainly describes Ann Marie to a T! How she loved her family! Speaking of her husband showed her love for him, and speaking of her children showed the pride she had for each. Family was everything to her.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy and know that your mom touched many more people than you may realize. She was a special woman.