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Virginia T. Piszczek (nee Karabin)

August 9, 1936 ~ April 30, 2021 (age 84)

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Age 84, late of Munster, IN and formerly of Hegewisch, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Martin E. Piszczek. Loving mother of Carol (Randy) Peterson, Linda (Leo) Zaborowski and David (Debbie) Piszczek. Proud grandmother of Amanda (Jack) Blount, Emily Peterson and Samantha Zaborowski. Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. Cherished companion of the late Braulio Crespo. Preceded in death by children: Martin, Jr. and Robbie; parents: Peter and Caroline Karabin; and brother: Pete (Annie) Karabin.
Virginia was one of the founding members of the Hegewisch Babe Ruth League. Her many hobbies included: Bowling, playing cards, knitting, crocheting, cooking, gardening, and sewing. She dedicated her daily rosary to whoever was in need for a prayer. One of her many loves was fishing, whether that be on Lake Erie or Lake Winnebago, you'd be hard pressed to find our mother near water without a fishing rod in her hands. One of our family events that we all looked forward to was our annual Pierogi making day. Our mother cherished family and time spent with loved ones more than anything. Virginia will be missed by her canine companion, Buster.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Virginia may be sent to St. Jude: 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or 800.822.6344

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May 3, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Opyt Funeral Home
13350 S Baltimore Ave
Chicago, IL 60633

Funeral Mass
May 4, 2021

9:00 AM
Opyt Funeral Home
13350 S Baltimore Ave
Chicago, IL 60633

Funeral Service
May 4, 2021

10:00 AM
Christ Our Light (St. Florian Church)
13145 S Houston Ave
Chicago, IL 60633


Holy Cross Cemetery
801 Michigan City Rd.
Calumet City, IL 60409

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