Cecilia J. Wernicki died peacefully in her sleep on Palm Sunday, April 2, 2023 at the age of 90.  Born in Brooklyn, she was the beloved wife of her late husband, Frank of 61 years, devoted mother of Kathleen McCluskey and the late Frank and Daniel Wernicki, dear mother-in-law of Martin McCluskey, cherished grandmother of Kathleen’s children: Gabrielle, Liam, Lucas and Aidan and Daniel’s children: Willow and Avery.  She was survived by her sister, Theresa and her brother, Val, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Cecilia was a kind and thoughtful soul and will be remembered by the many lives she touched.  She enjoyed celebrating family events with a twinkle in her eye and adored her grandchildren.  Her strength, resilience and Christian faith helped to sustain her after the tragic losses of her two beloved sons, Frank and Daniel. Cecilia believed in the promise of everlasting life.  Now her family hopes that she is dancing the polka through the heavenly golden gates in eternal peace.  We will always love and miss her until we can meet again.  A mass of Christian Burial was offered on Tuesday, April 11th at Our Lady of Hope Church, Middle Village, followed by interment at Pinelawn Memorial Park and Arboretum, Farmingdale, N.Y., under the direction of Hess Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, N.Y.



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