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Genevieve M. Roberts

Sep 4, 1922 - Oct 3, 2013


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Racine – Genevieve M. (nee: Kuklinski) Roberts, age 91, passed away peacefully at Harmony Living Center of Racine on Thursday, October 3, 2013. 

Genevieve was born in Racine on September 4, 1922 to the late Alex and Mary (nee: Mikolajczyk) Kuklinski. A graduate of Washington Park High School, she went to work for Moxness Products for over 34 years, retiring in 1986. 

Genevieve was a longtime member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church where she had been actively involved with the Altar Society. More recently, she was a member of St. Lucy Catholic Church. Among her interests, she enjoyed gardening, playing cards, traveling and ceramics. She was also known to spoil and have harmless fun with her grandchildren. Above all, Genevieve will also be remembered for her loving free spirit and living life on her own terms. May she rest in peace. 

Surviving are her daughter, MaryAnn (Peter) Beck; grandchildren, Audra (Kevin) Thompson, Edward “Eddie” (special friend, Christie) Lema Jr. and Michael (Lynn) Lema; great-grandchildren, Hailey, Allison and Lauren Thompson; Matthew, Mitchell and Weston Lema; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

In addition to her parents, Genevieve was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Genevieve; sisters, Helen (Joseph) Ceader and Stella (Arthur) Klaus; and brothers, Alex (Pauline) Kuklinski and John (Jean) Kuklinski. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 11 am in St. Lucy Catholic Church, 3101 Drexel Avenue, with Rev. Mark R. Jones officiating. A luncheon will follow. Private entombment will take place at Holy Cross Mausoleum. Visitation will be in the church on Monday from 10-11 am. Memorials to St. Lucy Altar Sodality or to one’s favorite charity have been suggested. 

A heartfelt note of thanks to Dr. Robert Gullberg, Harmony Living Center and Seasons Hospice for the compassionate care and support given in Genevieve’s time of need. May God bless all of you!



John & Susan Kuklinski
Alabama
MaryAnn - you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, John & Susan, Jennifer, Andy, & Alex
Kathy (Garbarek) Zaumeyer
Mt Pleasant
MaryAnn, I so remember coming to your house way back in 7th and 8th grade. Loved your mom. She was always so nice. Saw her many times over the years also. Sending you my sympathy for your loss.
Mike Swendrowski
Wisconsin Rapids
MaryAnn, I am sorry for the loss of your Mom. When I was a little boy I remember visiting "Auntie Mary" all the time. Seeing your Mom there was always a treat. She was always so nice to me and and so much fun. I am sure she is busy catching up with my Godfather (John K), Alex, Stella and Helen. Mike Swendrowski (Helen's son)
Peter Klinski

Maryann and Peter, My deepest condolences to you.Auntie Gen was such a wonderful women. On my trips up to Racine,I would stop and visit with her.Her stories were so fascinating. Now she is at peace with the rest of the Kuklinski's. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Love,Newphew Peter Klinski
james Kuklinski
El Salvador
Auntie was my God Mother. She always had candy to share with the kids and adults alike. She will be missed by many and may she rest in peace knowing that many people loved her. Jim Kuklinski
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