The family of Magdalena Maria Grocholski mourns the passing of a beloved mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend to many. She is survived by her children Barbara, Adam, Anna, Jas, and Gabriel, and her grandchildren Niko, Izabella, Maximillian, Sophia, Gabriela, Lucas, and Mateo. Born on July 17, 1943 in Warsaw, Poland, to Andrzej Findeisen and Irena Findeisen - Bellert ( née Zieleniewska), she was the older sister of the late Andrzej Findeisen.
Magdalena lost her father at a young age, who died fighting in the Warsaw uprising. Shortly afterward, Magdalena's mother was arrested by the Communists and imprisoned for 8 of her most formative years. Together with her brother, they were cared for in a Catholic orphanage until their mother’s release.
Magdalena supported five children with her job as a flight attendant for Pan American Airlines starting in 1969- then with Delta until 2001. Magdalena was a woman of immense faith, quiet fortitude, and incredible generosity to the many people who were welcomed to her home. She loved connecting with people and ensured that the family bonds would carry on with her frequent phone calls, letters, and travels.
Magdalena gave her heart freely to so many that in the end, it was not strong enough to keep her going. She passed away with her children by her side on January 15, 2022.
The Memorial Mass will be held for Magdalena on Saturday, January 22nd at 9:30 am at the Church of the Epiphany, 8235 SW 57 Ave, Miami, FL 33143. A viewing will take place on Friday, January 21st, from 2-5 pm at Stanfill Funeral Home, 10545 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156. Her ashes will be interred at the Laski Cemetery in the family grave.
Love never fails…Faith, Hope, Love remain these three,
but the greatest of these is Love.
- St. Paul to the Corinthians, Chapter 13
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