It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we share with you the sudden, passing of our sister, mother, mom-mom, cousin, Cioci, and friend.
The daughter of the late Helen Smulski Jordan and Vincent Jordan, Carol was born on November 23, 1945 in Wilmington, Delaware and passed away in Delray Beach Florida on May 22, 2021, at the age of 75. She attended St Hedwig’s school and church, and lived all of her life in the polish neighborhoods of Wilmington. In 1966 Carol married Charles Murzynski (deceased) in a large double wedding ceremony in St Hedwig Catholic Church. That marriage produced 2 daughters, Michelle Murzynski Finney of Delray Beach and Cynthia Murzynski (deceased) before she and Chase eventually divorced. She spent most of her adult life working at General Motors. Many will remember Carol from her days as the fun loving, ornery, barmaid and the “crab cake lady” at the American Legion Charles E. Durney Post on Lancaster Avenue in Wilmington. Once you had the pleasure of meeting Carol you never forgot her. Carol always put on a tough facade, but in reality, she had a huge, soft, kind and giving heart with many a family member and friend being the recipient of her generosity. Carol, still giving in death, has given her body to science.
Carol was predeceased by her parents, her daughter, her ex-husband, her brothers Richard, James, and Donald Jordan, her niece Charlene Stewart Guyer, nephew Russell Stewart, great nephew John Cox, childhood friend and housemate, Joyce Ann Moyer and her special friend/companion of many years, Joseph Filas. Surviving are her daughter Michele Finney of Delray Beach Florida, her brother Vincent (Bud) Jordan (Joanne) of Hockessin, and her sister Alexandra Masutto (Gerald) of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. She is also survived by her two oldest grandchildren, whom she helped raise, granddaughter Kimberly Murzynski and her partner Stephanie Ayala of Cape May, New Jersey, and grandson Sean Finney (Stephanie, and their children Sean, Stephan and Sophia). Also surviving are many other family members including grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Carol, a breast cancer survivor, had her share of health issues but she never let it define who she was. Carol loved to make very early morning phones calls to family and friends, go out to eat, and relax on the beach in Florida. Carol, you gave all that you had and then some. Rest in peace Carol, you will be missed. A celebration of Carol’s life will take place at the convenience of the family. Please say a prayer for Carol and in her honor, hug someone tightly, and do a kind deed for someone in need.
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