Bay City, Michigan
Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Bay County Medical Care facility, age 98. Sally was born June 24, 1918 in Bay City to the late Joseph and Anna (Pletzke) Wisniewski. On September 30, 1939, she married Alfred F. Nadobny in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and remained a member of the church her whole life. Her husband Alfred predeceased her in October of 1968. She was a graduate of Bay City Central High School, class of 1936 and was formerly employed at S.S. Kresge and the Downtown Evenknit Store. Sally was often referred to by her family as Gram, GiGi or Busia. She made Christmas special and remembered everyone’s special dates with her keepsakes in counted cross stitch samplers, pillows and Christmas ornaments. She had a strong devotion to the Rosary and could often be found with her Rosary in her hands. Sally enjoyed feeding birds and relaxing on her front porch.
Surviving is one son Fred (Sherry) Nadobny, seven grandchildren: Rachel (David) Coy, Ted (Stephanie) Nadobny, Katrina (Ryan) Hebert, Bethany (Andrew) Rapani, John A. (Marcia) Mockaitis, Jill (Dale) Bischer and Dr. Reed (Krista) Mockaitis, thirteen great grandchildren: Rachel and Rebekah Coy, Adam, Alex and Amelia Nadobny, Chloe, Lila and Sadie Hebert, Sydney and Ian Mockaitis, Luke and Liam Bischer and Eva Mockaitis, several nieces and nephews. Sally was predeceased by her daughter Annie Mockaitis and was the last surviving of eleven children, having been predeceased by four brothers: Aloysius, Sylvester, Nicholas and Theodore and six sisters: Elizabeth Proulx, Helen Wisniewski, Bernice Wisniewski, Matilda Walkowiak, Clara Wisniewski and Loretta Swiercz.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church, 1503 Kosciuszko Ave., Bay City, 48708. Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at church on Saturday after 9:00 a.m. A Parish Vigil Service for Sally will be held Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes” or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The Nadobny family would like to thank everyone at Bay County Medical Care Facility for the excellent care given to mom. Whether you were nursing staff, PT, OT, dietary, the Beauty Shoppe, housekeeping, maintenance or administration, thank you for caring. Special thanks to the staff on 2-East for your kind attention and encouragement.
MOM: Wishing you peace with Lord and enjoyment in being reunited with dad and Annie. Until we meet you both again… Love Fred.