National Quilting Day
March 20, 2021
remembering Jackie
April 2, 2021
National Quilting Day
March 20, 2021
remembering Jackie
April 2, 2021
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very sad news

Hello all, Mary Ellen here.
I have terribly sad news to share today. Our much beloved Jackie Groszkowski, past president of our guild, died last evening from COVID. She had been in the hospital for a bit. I do not have any details to share; will do so as I learn any.

I’m sure all of us who knew her have memories of her caring ways, her hearty laugh, and will greatly miss her. Send up a prayer for Jackie and her family. We have lost a precious soul.



  1. Loretta Cadwallader says:

    That is so sad. She was always so nice and upbeat. She was an awesome person and worker in our guild. She will be missed.

  2. Annette Meyer-Grunow says:

    Can only agree with both of you. A great woman! And what a supporter of the comunity.

  3. Cathy Chretien says:

    Thank you MaryEllen, such a difficult time
    for all.

  4. Betty Lerner says:

    This is so sad. Jackie was so very active with the Guild and so dedicated to Community Service. We will miss her.

  5. Marie Buchanan says:

    Very sad news. She was such a wonderful leader and inspiration. She will be forever missed.

  6. Anna Topolski says:

    Jackie was a lovely, caring lady. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  7. Mary Carroll says:

    Jackie was a friend to all of us. She was so considerate of others.

  8. Karen Villai says:

    It is very sad news. She befriended everyone and made everyone feel welcome at the guild. I can’t imagine what her family must be going through.

  9. Jean Miller says:

    A sad day for her family and all who knew her. She was a very dedicated lady to our guild and will be greatly missed!

  10. Ina S Randall says:

    I am truly sad to hear about Jackie. She was always smiling and positive.

  11. Sharon M Militello says:

    I am so sad to hear about Jackie. I was with her a few weeks ago at community service, she showed me how to piece the last block for community service. Always ready to help and made everyone feel welcomed.
    I am so glad I got to know her. I will miss her.
    My thoughts and prayers to her family 🙏🙏

  12. Theresa Utz says:

    Jackie was probably one of my best friends. I loved her. The last time we were supposed to be together was for lunch about three weeks ago. She ended up at Millard suburban for about a week and then was put in ICU where she stayed until she died. She will be cremated as per her request. No further information is available at this time. We will make it available when we know anything more. Please keep Jackie and her family in your prayers. And give your own loved ones a big hug and kiss. Because you never know.

    • Pat Rabin says:

      Dear Theresa,

      Was wonderful to read your tribute to Jackie. She was my best friend, too. I’m still in shock, but recognized your name as she was always speaking of you. It’s difficult as I’m in Sarasota and unable to get back to Buffalo as have only had one of my shots. My daughters nixed that. Thanks again for your wonderful words. I really recognized Jackie in them. Pat Rabin

  13. JoAnne Greco says:

    So sad. She was always so welcoming to everyone and showed us the true spirit of friendship. Jackie will be greatly missed. Her legacy of community service will continue be strong through our fabulous guild.

  14. JoAnn Castiglia says:

    Incredibly sad news. I will miss her deeply, my friend and role model.

  15. Rosellen Ring-Easton says:

    We will all miss her. She was such a positive person with a great sense of humor.

  16. Helen Slominski says:

    This is such sad news. I will so miss Jackie; she has been such an inspiration to me, always helpful, kind, and so dedicated to our group, and to quilting.

  17. Joyce Morris says:

    It’s been a sad weekend. I keep thinking over the years I’ve been fortunate to have known and loved this wonderful woman. So many adjectives I could use to describe her.Everyone has already used most of them. As I read over the thoughts of her friends I can only repeat how loving, kind and thoughtful she was to all around her. Our lives will be a little diminished without her sunshine and laughter. I know mine will.

  18. Martha J. Eddy says:

    Jackie was always so upbeat and encouraging! Such a lovely person.

  19. Mary Ann Penders says:

    Jackie was the heart and soul of our guild. She will be greatly missed.

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