Margie Dabrowski

March 30, 1920 ~ March 11, 2018 (age 97)

 Margie Dabrowski (Elizabeth Margaret Bieszczak Dabrowski), 97, of Mountainside passed peacefully on Sunday afternoon surrounded by her family and dear friends. 

Margie was born in Jersey City, the middle daughter of Leo and Lucy Bieszczak.  Claire was her older sister and John, her younger brother.  At a young age, her favorite song was “Margie” by Eddie Cantor - she insisted on being called Margie.  She graduated from Snyder High School in Jersey City and McDowell Design School in New York City.

Margie married Bill Dabrowski (William Thomas Dabrowski) on September 6, 1941.  Bill was the brother of Adele, one of Margie’s friends.  They moved to Mountainside in 1948 and raised twin boys, Pete and Jim, and a daughter, Sue.  Margie was a Cub Scout Den Mother, the scorekeeper for the boys’ little league team, Girl Scout Leader, a founding member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, past president of the Rosary Altar Society, member of the Governor Livingston Highlander Band Parents Association, and Assistant Girl Scout Leader assisting her best friend Mary Greeley leading the Scouts in recent years.  She was employed by the family business, Diamond Auto Electric Service, as a bookkeeper, office manager and delivery person in her 20’s and again in her 50’s.  In her 70s she was part-time office services assistant for Keane, Inc. in Clark NJ.

Margie’s life was centered around her family and her Church.  She was an amazing artist, designer, dressmaker, cake decorator and florist.  Marge and Joan, her sister-in-law, devoted their time, talent and treasure to decorating the Church for holidays and feast days.  For many years, they were well known for their extravagant decorations for the annual fund raiser card party and fashion show. Of course, supporting these talented women were their husbands, Bill and John.

Margie is survived by her son, Pete, daughter, Sue and daughter-in-law, Ann, granddaughters, Justine, Jessica and Angela, and great granddaughter, Ava, and many nieces and nephews. 

Margie loved the color green.  Please join us on Sunday afternoon from 3 pm – 7 pm as we celebrate Margie’s life.  Please wear green and/or something she made. Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes is 10 am  Monday.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 300 Central Avenue, Mountainside, NJ in her memory.

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