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Jeannine Frances Marchlewicz, age 87 of Warren, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren, Michigan. She was born April 10, 1930 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Ferdinand and the late Anna (nee; Zaluski) Szelinski.

Born and raised in Hamtramck, Jeannine's Polish roots and heritage ran deep and helped mold her into the caring lady everyone loved and cherished. She had a special and unique countenance, one that emanated positivity and went before her in the form of a warm & familiar smile. If you were having a bad day, you just needed to find yourself in Jeannine's presence, then all was right with the world. Perhaps it was the profound wisdom she exuded,…or maybe her incredible abilities of understanding and sharing the compassion within,…only God knows. But there was certainly one thing for sure,…from Jeannine flowed a "calming influence" that permeated the hearts and lives of all that shared her journey. Like seeing a body of water without a ripple, Jeannine had a way of bringing you to center and enveloping you in a peacefulness as only she could do. It was almost saintly in nature, and probably why everybody who encountered Jeannine considered her an "angel."

Yet for as sweet and serene as her nature often was, you always wanted to be on your toes keeping a watchful eye for that "feisty" character that lie within. Though it laid dormant most of the time, it's appearance could be quite entertaining.

And like most Polish mothers, Jeannine knew her way around the kitchen and was quite adept in her cooking skills. Give her a stove and an oven, and there was bound to be something tasty and delicious to follow. Jeannine's recipe box was rife with ideas and past successes, but the best of the bunch came straight from her head,…and from years of experience. You could probably make a list a mile long of the great dishes she was known for, but one of the first creations that enters most people's minds was her delectable and mouthwatering pierogies. Her little doughy pockets of culinary delight made your eyes roll back in your head. And Jeannine's pierogies were followed closely by her incredible Birthday cakes flowing with the sweet goodness of butter cream frosting. For these and so many more, dining pleasures around Jeannine's table were a highlight that will never be forgotten.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Jeannine leaves behind a legacy of love that will remain in the hearts and lives of all she touched through her compassion, understanding, and her deep, abiding faith. She reached out to all with the heart of a servant, never expecting anything in return. She was truly a blessing and will be missed immensely.

Jeannine was the beloved wife of Edward. Dear mother of Sue Ann (William) Simonson, Jeffrey, Carl (Judy), and the late Gregory. Loving grandmother of Sara (Jeff) Wilkins, Stephen Emedi, Derek (Melinda), Sean, and great-grandmother of Brody, Lily, and Brantley. Sister of Donald (Mary) Szelinski, the late Leonard Szelinski, and the late Mary Kendall.

A Memorial Mass for Jeannine will be held on Friday, September 22nd at 10:30 am at St. Faustina Catholic Church, 14025 Twelve Mile Road in Warren. Officiating the liturgy will be Rev. Fr. Bogdan Milosz. A luncheon honoring Jeannine will be held, immediately following Mass, at Decarlo's Banquet & Convention Center, 6015 E. 10 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48091.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren, Michigan.

Please share memories of Jeannine at her memory book above.