Marion Janeczek Wilchinski, affectionately known as “Zsa” passed away peacefully on Monday, April 29th, 2013 at her home in Branford at the age of 91. She was the wife of the late Edward Wilchinski. Marion was born in New Haven on February 12, 1922 the daughter of the late Anthony and Sophie Ptak Janeczek. She had lived on Hill Street in East Haven for many years until moving to Branford in 2002. Marion loved her position as the Assistant Town Clerk of East Haven a position she held until her retirement in 1986. Amongst her many hobbies she enjoyed arts and crafts, ceramics, crocheting and floral designing. Along with her late husband, she loved Broadway and the theater. She had many graduates of her annual “Pierogi School”. Beloved mother of Susanbeth Proto and her husband Matthew of Branford, and the late Edward A. and Jim Wilchinski. Loving grandmother of Stephanie Proto, Matthew Proto, Jr. and Aviva Wilchinski-McCrea. Beloved sister of Helen Janeczek, Anthony (Ann) Janeczek all of Hamden and the late Walter Janeczek. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Saturday morning at 9:15. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Stanislaus Church, New Haven at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in East Lawn Cemetery, East Haven. The visiting hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 pm. Should family and friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the CT Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT. 06405.