Bay City, Michigan
Mrs. Banaszak passed away Saturday, February 27, 2010 at the Carriage House of Bay City, age 84. She was born May 25, 1925 in Ogemaw County to the late Patrick and Nellie (Matthews) O’Connor. Betty married Chester L. Banaszak in Bay City on November 12, 1945, he predeceased her on March 8, 2009. Betty and Chet owned and operated Chet’s Market for many years. She enjoyed rifle and bow hunting with Chet. She also was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Surviving are two children; Tom (Gale) Banaszak and Sue (Matt) Rosenberger, four grandchildren; Andrea (Matthew) Speer, Angela (Jorge) Granados, Allison and Audra Banaszak, two great grandchildren; Ethan and Abbie Speer, one brother, Gordon (Frances) Moore, one sister, Carol (Charles) Galbraith, sister in-law, Everista Lobodzinski and a special friend, Chris Hartman. Betty was predeceased by a brother, Jerry (Norma) O’Connor.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 9:00am at St. Joseph Church. Fr. Dale Orlik will celebrate Mass and inurnment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call at the church only on Tuesday from 8:30am until the time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Diabetes Association.