Abramczyk, Brigitte

Written by David Green.

Brigitte  M.  Abramczyk, 63, of Morenci, Mich., died June 16, 2012, surrounded by her family. 

She was born May 10, 1949, in Vienna, Austria, the daughter of Franz and Helena (Haumann) Schmidt. She came to the United States on Dec. 29, 1954 and married Stanley Abramczyk on Aug. 20, 1967, in Cleveland, Ohio. He preceded her in death Sept. 6, 2007.

Brigitte previously lived in the Detroit area before moving to Morenci in 1990.  She graduated from Siena Heights College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.  She retired from Bob Evans restaurant in 2007.  She also owned and operated Green Acres fruit and vegetable stand.  She was an avid animal lover and enjoyed reading, playing cards and playing games with her grandchildren.

Brigitte is survived by three children, Samantha (and George) Abramczyk of Tipton, Mich., Stanley Abramczyk of Hell, Mich., and Amanda (and Troy) Dominique of Pittsford, Mich.; her mother, Helen Burger of Vero Beach, Fla.; her father, Franz Schmidt of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Delores Maria (and Charlie) Sneed of Vero Beach, and Theresa (and Daniel) Mangan of Cleveland; one brother, Frankie Schmidt of Cleveland; four step-children, Susie Meuse and Patty Abramczyk of Euclid, Ohio; Dian (and Brian) Pennebaker and Tim (and Rose) Abramczyk, all of Cleveland; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson. 

She was preceded in death by her husband and one daughter, Monica Anne.

Memorial services are planned at 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Sister Rosemary Abramovich officiating.  Private interment will follow at the Lyons Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lenawee Humane Society.

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