Niagara Gazette


November 24, 2012

Genevieve Komorowski



Genevieve married Thaddeus Ted Komorowski in 1941. They moved to Cayuga Island in 1952 and lived together until he passed in 1989. During his last years, he became disabled. She continued to provide care for him at home while working full-time, running the household and raising her two boys. Along with her years in the gift shop, she continued to stay active as a member and officer of various organizations and groups such as the St. Theresa's Travel Group, the Niagara Womens Club, the local Republican Party, the Retirees Breakfast Club, a Cub Scout den mother and the Niagara Falls Professional Secretaries Group as well as belonging to the parish of St. John de LaSalle. Never one to sit still, she participated in several athletic groups such as the Rapids Retired Mixed Bowling League, women's lawn bowling at Hyde Park, a women's golf league and loved to hit the links with her son, Thad. Even this year she still attended exercise classes with the seniors group at the adult education center. Through these groups or with her family, she loved to attend theatrical performances, concerts and civic functions. Her curiosity in intellectual pursuits included going to all the latest films and reading novels by Danielle Steel and John Grisham as well as many contemporary biographies. Until her death she regularly read two newspapers a day and completed the daily crossword puzzle. No stranger to the casino, she visited often with her roommate and grand-daughter, Genna, and always found the time and energy to shop at the Prime Outlet, Boulevard Mall, and Galleria or wherever the action was. Despite her age she managed to drive safely until her death. In recent years, her grand-daughter Genna returned from California to live with her on Griffon Ave. and share many Thelma and Louise adventures in the area whether at the casino, a mall, or in Canada.

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