Shirley Marie Malanowski
March 11, 1935 - December 16, 2023

Entered St Peter’s “Pearly Gates” on 12/16/23, Shirley Marie (Kaczmark) Malanowski, 88, of North Port, FL. Shirley was born 03/11/35 in Middletown, NY, the youngest of (3) children born to Emma (Shiffer) & Frank Kaczmark Sr of Goshen, NY. She is survived by her husband of (63) years, Joseph A Malanowski, two children, Michael of Albion NY & Pandora (with husband John Volpi) of Marlboro NY, (8) grandchildren, & (5) great grandchildren.

She attended SUNY New Paltz, but left school early after the sudden/unexpected passing of her father. She was the apple of his eye & his passing had a profound effect on her the rest of her days… She was an accomplished tennis player & bowler in her younger years. Shirley spent the bulk of her adult life working with people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. She truly cared about those under her charge. Shirley was the hardest of workers, never letting her small stature keep her from tackling any challenge or completing any task. She retired from NYSOMH in 1990.

Joseph & Shirley moved to SW Florida in June of 1990. There, they were quite active, volunteering the bulk of their time to local senior, garden, veteran organizations. Favorite pastimes later in her life included spending time with her grandchildren (and later great grandchildren), knitting, watching games shows like The Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune, & Jeopardy, and playing card games such as Pinochle & Hand and Foot with other seniors in the North Port FL area. In lieu of flowers, donations can be to the St John’s RC Church in Goshen NY or your local SPCA.


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