Salisbury – Desmarais, Genevieve “Gene” Orzel – 100, just lately of Salisbury, Maryland handed absent peacefully on June 24, 2021 surrounded by her spouse and children and her spouse of 73 many years.
Gene was born to Adela (Turla) and Casper Orzel on January 3, 1921 in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Shortly thereafter the family members moved to Erie, Pennsylvania where Gene grew up on 13th Road, a Polish-American community in the shadows of St. Stanislaus Catholic Parish and Faculty. Gene attended “St. Stans” by means of 8th quality then East High University ahead of performing for Normal Electric powered upon graduation. Before long immediately after, Gene enlisted in the United States Navy as a WAVE. Gene loved her time in the Navy the place she served her state proudly for over two many years on energetic duty. Gene was incredibly patriotic and prior to serving in the USN, would routinely donate blood and knit sweaters and scarves for the Troops. It was in the course of her time as a WAVE, at a USO dance in Washington, DC, that Gene fulfilled the adore of her lifestyle, George Desmarais, who was also stationed and serving, at the time, in Washington, DC.
In 1948 Gene and George married in Erie, PA and returned to the DC place. Inevitably, Gene and George settled in Camp Springs, MD exactly where collectively they raised six youngsters. To listen to each and every of her little ones inform it, their childhood was idyllic, Camp Springs was magical and their mom was the great mother!
It was in Camp Springs Gene located passions in addition to her treasured family members. She was an avid Bridge participant, enjoying playing cards with the exact team for 17 many years. With her St. Philip mom’s team, Gene figured out the delicate art of china portray. She was a imaginative seamstress and proficient at needlework. In later on decades, Gene figured out the intricacies of stained glass generation. At their cherished Ocean Metropolis home, Gene relished kayaking on Assawoman Bay.
Along with her husband, George, Gene was just one of the early customers at St. Philip the Apostle in Camp Springs. Her energetic involvement in parish daily life continued till retiring to Salisbury, MD in which at St. Francis de Product sales, Gene volunteered each 7 days, in the Joseph Residence Foodstuff Pantry. Parish daily life was an outward expression of the deep seated faith which fed and sustained Gene her complete lifetime. Gene, alongside with her husband, George was a everyday devotee of Divine Mercy Novena and Chaplet. It was this religion and pleasure in the Lord’s good goodness that was the brightest illustration of her loveliness to all who understood her.
Gene liked travelling and collectively with her sisters, travelled to Europe, India and China. To her parents and sisters she was their beloved Gene. Gene cherished her family and friendships and maintained near make contact with with her sisters, childhood mates, military services pals and former neighbors about her 100 decades of lifestyle.
Gene is survived by her husband of 73 yrs, George Desmarais Youngsters: Bea Lowe (David) of Salisbury, MD Dave (Kathy) of Clinton, MD Carl (Chris) of Vienna, VA Philip (Patricia) of La Plata, MD Mary Bork (Abundant) of Wyoming, DE Carol Ann Miller (Bob) of Chantilly, VA her beloved sister, Rita Orzel of Erie, PA and her beloved and only niece, Allis Sullivan Guay (Bernie) of Hyattsville, MD. Gene loved the like of a lot of grandchildren and good grandchildren.
Checking out several hours will be held on Wednesday, June 30th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Holloway Funeral Dwelling 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis de Income Catholic Church, 535 Riverside Push, Salisbury, MD.
A memorial Mass at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Camp Springs, MD will be celebrated at a later date soon after the cremation requires area.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be manufactured in Gene’s memory to: The Joseph Household, c/o The Tiny Sisters of Jesus and Mary, P.O. Box 1755, Salisbury, MD 21802 or on-line at The Joseph Property.
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