Margaret J. "Margie" Krawczynski
October 31, 1933
December 5, 2023
In loving memory of Margaret Krawczynski born Margaret DeMarco on October 31, 1933, and departed from this world on December 5, 2023. Margaret, known affectionately as Margie, was a cherished soul, originally from East Carnegie, Pennsylvania. The beloved daughter of Peter and Frances DeMarco.
Margie's life was a tribute to love and family. She found her lifelong companion in Chester, and together they embraced the joys and challenges of raising their four daughters – Bernadine, Fran, Susie, and Gloria. They lived in Heidelberg and attended St. Ignatius Church, and retired to Lighthouse Point, Florida. Margie now joins Chester and their eldest daughter, Bernadine in Heaven.
Margie possessed a radiant beauty that was matched only by her intelligence and outspoken vibrant spirit. Her wit and laughter echoed through the lives of those fortunate enough to know her, leaving an indelible mark of joy. She had a heart of service, dedicating much of her life to the restaurant industry. Margie's influence extended beyond her own tables as she mentored and trained servers, eventually becoming the esteemed head waitress at the Carnegie Red Bull and its affiliate franchises.
Her passion for service continued at Wrights Seafood Inn in Heidelberg, where she shared her expertise and warmth, and where both colleagues and patrons became lifelong friends and family. Her dazzling smile and stunning beauty turned heads and people were attracted to her wherever she went. Her legacy lives on through the countless individuals she guided, served and inspired throughout her life.
Margie was an exceptional card player. She excelled at poker, gin, and rum and always played with family and friends, creating cherished moments and memories for all. Her love for the thrill of the casino, especially the slot machines, added a spark to her 90 remarkable years.
Margaret's enduring beauty, both inside and out, drew people to her. Even in her ninth decade, strangers would approach her at the casino captivated by her beautiful hair and timeless allure.
In her final chapter, Margaret found unwavering and loving support in her caregiver, Linda Briley. Linda's dedication, providing comfort and care 24 hours a day, became a source of love and dependency for Margaret. The family extends heartfelt gratitude to Linda for her compassionate presence during Margaret's last months.
Margie is survived by her daughters Fran (John) Flynn, Susan (Irv) Goldstein, Gloria (Mike) Riedl, and Bernadine's husband, Tim McMahon, who carry forward the torch of her love. Her memory is further cherished by her grandchildren Stephanie Goldstein, Alex (Aileen) Goldstein, Doug (Nikki) McMahon, Michael (Monica) McMahon and Brian (Katy) McMahon and her six great-grandchildren Adeline, James, Ethan, Jude, Adia and Ian Chester. They stand as a testament to the enduring impact of Margie's love across generations. She is survived by her beloved brother Jimmy DeMarco of Vero Beach, FL. And joins her deceased siblings, Nancy, Anthony, Russell, Sara, and Nancy.
In this time of loss, may we find solace in the laughter and lessons she gifted us, the love she shared, and the enduring legacy of a life well-lived. Margie's memory will forever be etched in the hearts of all her nieces, nephews, cousins, and all who had the privilege of being touched by her warmth, kindness and humor.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to BARC Housing, an Intensive Care Facility for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Contributions can be sent to:
BARC Housing 2750 SW 75th Ave., Davie, FL 33314
Arrangements have been entrusted to the SZAFRANSKI-EBERLEIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., where family and friends will be received on Thursday, December 14, 2023 from 3-7PM at 101 Third Street, Carnegie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Raphael the Archangel Parish, Ss. Simon and Jude Church, on Friday, December 15, 2023 at 9:30AM. Following Mass, Margie will be laid to rest with her husband, Chester, in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.