Obituary of Betty Kraszewski
Elizabeth “Betty” Kraszewski of Water Mill passed away on January 6, 2019 at the age of 85.
Born on October 4, 1933 in Sag Harbor to Gladys and Arthur Browngardt she was one of eight children. After graduating from Pierson High School in 1950 she entered Southampton Hospital’s School of Nursing. She graduated on September 5, 1953. She continued to work part time while her children were young. In 1970 she started working full time eventually retiring as the head nurse of Southampton Hospital’s North 2 wing in 1996.
In 1955 she married Henry Kraszewski, a local boy she met while in nursing school. They moved to Water Mill where they raised their four children.
With her upbeat personality and positive attitude she attracted many friends. Her friendships knew no boundaries; she seemed to know everyone and they knew her too. To quote her grandchildren “wherever we go, Gam seems to know someone and stops to chat.” She cared about people and took the time to listen, offer advice and lend a hand when needed. She loved reading, traveling, and the Red Hats.
Predeceased by her husband of 52 years, she is survived by her children and grandchildren: Henry Jr, wife Lynne and children Kristin and Henry III of Water Mill; Timothy, wife Karen and their children Steven and Emma of Water Mill; daughters Susanne Wesnofske, husband Richard and children Andrew of Water Mill, Richard Jr of Astoria, Queens, and Emily of Suwanee, GA; and Marianne Bakewicz, husband Bill and children Jonathan, his wife Crystal, and Justin, all of Rocky Point.
A funeral mass took place on January 11, 2019 at Our Lady Of Poland R.C. Church with interment at Sacred Hearts Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Brockett Funeral Home in Southampton.
Memorial Donations may be made to St Jude Hospital. Stjude.org