Marjorie “Marj” Joan Czerwinski (nee Derrickson), age 82 of Millsboro, Delaware and formerly of Wilmington passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, July 25, 2022 with her loving family by her side.
Born and raised in the Browntown section of Wilmington, Marj was very active in the Girl’s Club on Brown Street in Wilmington. She was so active she had her daughters become active even if they didn’t want to. Marj always joked that when she married her Polish husband Joe (Joe Cherry) she married all of Hedgeville.
Marj was employed for many years with Wilmington Bell Company. At age 51, Marj followed her dream of becoming a Registered Nurse and received her Associate’s Degree in nursing. Marj started her nursing career at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, and later retiring from the Methodist Country House in Greenville.
When Marj’s daughters came along, she was very active in Polish Dancing. First, the Polish Falcons and later becoming involved with the Pulaski Legion Polish Dancers. Marj and her husband Joe were very instrumental in the formation of the St. Hedwig Polish Seafood Cabaret. She truly embraced the Polish culture and heritage.
The beach was always Marj’s happy place. You could always find her shell hunting along the beach. Spending time with her family especially her grandchildren always put a smile on her face. Marjorie will be dearly missed by her daughters Donna McDonough, Kathleen Roach (Brian); grandchildren Luke McDonough, Kyle McDonough, Alexis Roach, Erin McDonough, Paige Roach, Zack McDonough and Erik McDonough. She will be dearly missed as well by her brother-in-law George Czerwinski and sister-in-law Christine Czerwinski.
Marjorie was predeceased by her husband of 56 years Joseph; parents Charles and Margaret Derrickson (Shannon); father and mother in law Dominick and Sophie Czerwinski (Dziegielewski); sister and brother in law Marge and Edward Burg; sister-in-law Florence (Flic) Czerwinski and brother-in-law Dominick (Nick) Czerwinski.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday August 9th, 2022 from 9:30am-11:00am at the St. Hedwig Catholic Church located at Linden and Harrison Streets in Wilmington. A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow. Interment will be held at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting a donation be made in Marj’s honor to one of the following organizations; Mary Mother of Peace Parish in Millsboro, Delaware; St. Hedwig Catholic Church or the Helen Graham Cancer Center.
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