Arlington, VA- Myra D. (Domaszewicz) Wisniewski, 82, entered into eternal life on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at her daughter’s home in Readington Township with loving family by her side. Born in Huta Stepanska, Poland, daughter of the late Lucjan and Katarzyna (Janicki) Domaszewicz, she resided in Germany, Wisconsin, Illinois, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Massachusetts and New Jersey prior to settling to Virginia.
During World War II, Myra’s family lost their farms in Poland and were sent to a work / displaced persons camp in Germany. After liberation, her family was sponsored by a Catholic parish in Wisconsin allowing them to come to the United States of America.
Myra was fiercely proud to be an American citizen and served our country as an Air Force wife. After raising her family, Myra went back to school and earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree, graduating with honors. She was a voracious reader, enjoyed working on crossword puzzles, cooking, traveling, sewing, singing, and enjoyed the many aspects of the Internet. She spoke five languages and was active in the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts throughout her lifetime. Her passion was for her grandchildren and family. Being a devout Roman Catholic, Myra attended services at St. Mary of the Lakes in Medford, NJ, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Three Bridges, NJ, and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.
Besides her parents, Myra was pre-deceased by four siblings, Jadzia Domaszewicz, Joseph Domaszewicz, Jessie Esposito, and John Strzelczyk.
Myra is survived by four loving children, Barbara and Arthur Ratkewicz of Colorado Springs, CO, Alene Wisniewski of Arlington, VA, Helen and Peter Thornton of Readington Township, NJ, and Christine and Eugene Brandt of Medford, NJ; and four dear siblings, Chester and Christine Domaszewicz, Terri Goodman, Jean Tarkowski, and Janette Babiarz. She will be deeply missed by two cherished grandsons, Kyle and Nick Brandt; and by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation at Countryside Funeral Home, 724 Route 202 North, Three Bridges, NJ 08887 on Wednesday, December 26 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday, December 27 from 7:30 a.m. until 8:15 a.m.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 27 beginning 8:15 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a 9:00 a.m. funeral liturgy at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church in Three Bridges with Rev. Thomas Serafin officiating. Disposition will be private.
Out of respect to Myra’s concern for children going hungry, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Myra’s name to the local food bank of your choice.