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Margaret Helen Kurkowski, age 88 of Warren, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Advantage Healthcare of Warren. She was born April 29, 1929 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Bernard and the late Stella (nee: Milky) Schwartz.

Born and raised in Hamtramck, Margaret was one of 9 children who were given a tough row-to-hoe in life as both of their parents died just months apart from each other,…Margaret was a young 16 years old. She would find refuge in the home of an older sister, yet having to fend for herself as she navigated this "new normal." Getting by for Margaret meant she would need to find a job, even though she was still a baby. Yet, determined as she was to beat the odds, she managed to find employment in a factory, a job that would span some 17 plus years.

Margaret was forced to grow up quick and was a good student of life's traditions as passed down from the examples of others. Growing up in an age where there were a lot fewer conveniences in life as we enjoy today, Margaret learned the better lessons of homemaking and became quite the purveyor of cleanliness. She kept a tidy house and could spot dirt from across the room. So obviously, it was something that rarely existed in Margaret's abode.

Keeping up with the traditions of homemaking, Margaret was also quite the cook and baker,…and managed to make a number of mouths water over the years with some of her signature creations. She knew her way around the kitchen and could whip up a culinary masterpiece that'd make your eyes roll back in your head,…just ask the lucky recipients who tasted her apple and lemon meringue pies, or perhaps those delectable potato pancakes of hers. Awry's and Hostess may have made a name for themselves, but nobody did it like Margaret!

For most of her life, Margaret's greatest passion was tending to her family and making sure their needs were met. Family meant the world to her and they were truly the light of her life. Once the children were grown and out of the house, it afforded Margaret the opportunity to enjoy some of her pastimes, one of which was being educated and entertained via the television through two of her favorite programs,…the Bill O'Reilly Show on Fox News, and the ever-popular, "Golden Girls."

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Margaret leaves behind a legacy of love as unique and genuine to the person she was and the caregiver she was to all. She touched a multitude of hearts and souls along the way and leaves a storehouse of wonderful memories for all to cherish and embrace who were blessed to know and love her. Margaret will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Dearest mother of Deborah (Robert) Cornacchio, Carolyn (Anthony) Moceri, Mitchell (Kathleen) Kurkowski, and Gary Kurkowski. Loving grandmother of Stacey Smith, Brian Cornacchio, Nichole (Jeremy) Brown, Austin Kurkowski, Riley Kurkowski, Jonathon Moceri, Marina Moceri, and great-grandmother of Mason Funk, Scarlett Brown.

Visitation for Margaret will be held Friday, September 15th from 3-9 pm, with an evening Rosary Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road) in Warren. She will lie in state on Saturday from 10:00 am until time of the Funeral Mass at 10:30 am at St. Louise Catholic Church in Warren.

Memorial donations are welcomed to the Arthritis Foundation.
Please share memories of Margaret at her memory book above.