Cecelia M. Chrzanowski

March 13, 2012  

TURIN, N.Y.  —  Cecelia M. Chrzanowski, 93, passed away early Monday morning, March 12, at Lewis County General Hospital.

Born March 18, 1918, in Nanticoke, Pa., the daughter of Thomas and Pauline Melifski Kaido, she was raised in West Leyden where she attended school.  

She married Alexander W. Chrzanowski pn June 14, 1941, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Constableville with Rev. Edward C. Rivette officiating.  She and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm while raising their seven children.  

After Mr. Chrzanowski’s death in 1974, Cecelia remained on the homestead where she had lived since 1947.  

In addition to helping with the daily farm chores, she spent many hours in both her flower and vegetable gardens, enjoyed word searches, jigsaw puzzles and all her grandchildren.

Surviving are her children: Thomas and Liz, Penfield; Henry and Alice of Constableville, Edward of Turin; Jean Marie and John Demko, Lowville, Cindy and Tim Petrus, Constableville, Eileen and Bob Liseno, Lake Placid and Diane and Chris Tibbles, Watertown; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers and their wives, Chester and Caroline Kaido, Ava, and Walter and Eleanor Kaido, West Leyden ;and two sisters, Sophie Riegler, Ava, and Angline Toper, New Hartford.

Two sisters, Betty Kaido and Lottie Mack, and a brother, Joseph Kaido, died before her.

Family and friends are invited to call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Sundquist Funeral Home.


A funeral Mass will said 11 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Rev. Christopher Carrara, pastor, officiating. Spring burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Constableville.


Memorial contributions may be made to: Turin Ambulance Fund or to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Inc. P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

Condolences may be made on the online guest book at www.sundquistfh.com

Information provided by Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.