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Kaul Funeral Home

28433 Jefferson Ave, St. Clair Shores, MI

OBITUARY

Elizabeth Ann Barnowsky

June 26, 1934June 8, 2019

Elizabeth Ann Barnowsky (Connelly), age 84 of St. Clair Shores died June 8, 2019 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born June 26, 1934 to John & Mary Connelly. She Graduated St. Martins H.S. in 1951 and graduated from Mt. Carmel School of Nursing in 1955. Elizabeth worked in several different hospitals until she landed at St. John Hospital Main as a float nurse for 30+ years until she retired in 1994.

On November 19, 1955 she married the love of her life, Mathias Ralph Barnowsky and have been married for 63 years. Together they raised six children Greg (Kathy) Barnowsky, Kevin Barnowsky, Mary (Tom) Hanus, Lisa Barnowsky, Ann (Dan) Curis and Laura (Ray) Skowronek. She was grandmother to Gregory, Joseph, Brianna, Matthew, Steven, Christopher, Andrew, Sarah, Kathryn, Daniel, Robert, Richard, Lexi and Blake and she was Great Grandmother to Lucas. Together she and Ralph were members of the Third Order of St. Francis Bonaventure since 1947. She will be remembered in life for her quick wit, her contagious smile, her fast talking, her love of window shopping & her passion for gambling.

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Mary Connelly, sister Elaine Babel, brothers Lawrence and Kenneth Connelly.

A mass of Resurrection will be held on June 13 at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores at 10:00 (In-State at 9:30am) Visiting hours will be on June 12 from 3-8 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm, at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave. St. Clair Shores. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the St. Bonaventure Capuchin Ministries of Detroit.

  • FAMILY

  • Mathias Ralph Barnowsky, Husband
  • Greg (Kathy) Barnowsky, Son
  • Kevin Barnowsky, Son
  • Mary (Tom) Hanus, Daughter
  • Lisa Barnowsky, Daughter
  • Ann (Dan) Curis, Daughter
  • Laura (Ray) Skowronek, Daughter
  • She was grandmother to Gregory, Joseph, Brianna, Matthew, Steven, Christopher, Andrew, Sarah, Kathryn, Daniel, Robert, Richard, Lexi and Blake and she was Great Grandmother to Lucas.

    She was preceded in death by her parents John and Mary Connelly, sister Elaine Babel, brothers Lawrence and Kenneth Connelly.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Vigil Service Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • In-State Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, June 13, 2019

Memories

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Betty Marko

June 13, 2019

Barney was my best friend and we shared work, family and our gambling outings for over 30 years. My heart goes out to her family and I will always treasure the fond memories I have of Barney & Ralph. May God bless and keep all in his loving hands.

Marilyn Ricard

June 12, 2019

Dear Ralph,
I'm so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. It's not an easy time. I pray that you will stay strong through all of this. I understand from my sister, Marge Groth, that she had been ill for a while. God bless you in the coming days and weeks. Sometimes, like mine, it takes years (Tom has been gone since 5/5/17) and I still miss his presence in the house.

I had forgotten that Elaine had passed also. Take care and count on your children to get you through this. You will see sides of them that you didn't (maybe) know existed. They can be a real comfort through this time. I know mine are and don't know what I would do without them. God is surely Good!
Marilyn Ricard

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Biography

Elizabeth Ann Barnowsky (Connelly), age 84 of St. Clair Shores died June 8, 2019 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born June 26, 1934 to John & Mary Connelly. She Graduated St. Martins H.S. in 1951 and graduated from Mt. Carmel School of Nursing in 1955. Elizabeth worked in several different hospitals until she landed at St. John Hospital Main as a float nurse for 30+ years until she retired in 1994.

On November 19, 1955 she married the love of her life, Mathias Ralph Barnowsky and have been married for 63 years. Together they raised six children Greg (Kathy) Barnowsky, Kevin Barnowsky, Mary (Tom) Hanus, Lisa Barnowsky, Ann (Dan) Curis and Laura (Ray) Skowronek. She was grandmother to Gregory, Joseph, Brianna, Matthew, Steven, Christopher, Andrew, Sarah, Kathryn, Daniel, Robert, Richard, Lexi and Blake and she was Great Grandmother to Lucas. Together she and Ralph were members of the Third Order of St. Francis Bonaventure since 1947. She will be remembered in life for her quick wit, her contagious smile, her fast talking, her love of window shopping & her passion for gambling.

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Mary Connelly, sister Elaine Babel, brothers Lawrence and Kenneth Connelly.

A mass of Resurrection will be held on June 13 at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores at 10:00 (In-State at 9:30am) Visiting hours will be on June 12 from 3-8 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm, at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave. St. Clair Shores.