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Darlene Esther (Sylvester) Smigelski

September 7, 1935 ~ June 7, 2019 (age 83)

Darlene Esther Smigelski, 83, of Alpena passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 at her home.

Darlene Esther Sylvester was born in Alpena on September 7, 1935 to the late Albert and Esther (Tober) Sylvester.  She married John James Smigelski on April 14, 1956.  He preceded her in death on November 11, 2018.  She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.  Darlene enjoyed knitting, crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren

Surviving are her children, David of Alpena, Richard of California, Lynda (Gary) Kendziorski of Alpena; 6 grandchildren, Dr. Jessica Kendziorski, Dr. Sarah (fiancé Dr. Alex Tarkington) Kendziorski, Jason Kendziorski, Luke Kendziorski, Parker Smigelski, Garrick Smigelski; and a brother, Elden Sylvester.

Visitation will take place at St. Bernard Church of All Saints Parish on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Joseph Muszkiewicz officiating.  Arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home

Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery

Memorials: Pied Piper Opportunity Center or The Arc of the United States (formerly Association for Retarded Citizens)

Donations may be made to:

Pied Piper
Alpena MI 49707

The Arc of the United States
1825 K Street NW, Suite 1200, Washington DC 20006
Tel: 1-800-433-5255