Her joy was being a mom. Connie was her kids’ biggest fan and always there with a little encouragement. She prepped a gourmet meal every night; everything made from scratch and never-ending variety (Lobster, crabs & spaghetti her moms famous crab cakes and of course something chocolate raspberry for dessert). Her kids were unaware that steak had any fat or that watermelons had any seeds. But, most importantly, her traditions continue as she passed on both the recipes as well as the love of cooking to them. Connie was a hands-on mom: she was a triple room mother at one time, bouncing from class to class and her motherly duties weren’t over when the kids went to bed; she spent most of the evening sewing crafts and writing little notes to tuck in their lunches. When her kids got married, her number of children doubled: Connie didn’t have in-laws, just family. The Zebrowski home was the neighborhood house; door always open, kids always welcome. And whenever she left the house, she always looked stunning; perfect outfit that had been ironed and set out the night before; hair and accessories just so and the final coat of nail polish going on as she was heading out the door. And as if she didn’t have enough going on she was also the local Avon Lady. If she got loose, she’d most likely be heading off to her favorite spot: LBI. Of course, she never saw the beach; too busy making sure everybody was fed. She was a proud grandmother who loved and cherished her grandkids, Little Al, Brandon, and Amanda.
Later years found her being very active in Resurrection Parish, serving as a Secular Franciscan, Eucharistic Minister, along with the Bereavement Comity. The biggest gift she could give to her kids was her faith in God, which she led by example. Connie was a lifelong Phillies fan; if they were playing, you’d best save your questions till the inning was over. While working at her fathers asphalt plant, she met her handsome husband Al. She and the late Albin were so much more than husband and wife; they were best friends. His favorite spot was on his stool in the kitchen helping her prep the family meals. Their marriage was blessed with 5 children; Al (Lisa) Zebrowski, Karen (Mark) Schoener, Sharon (Pete) Altadonna, Sue (Pierre) Mount, and Nancy (Anthony) Caristo; and later by grandchildren, Al (Pam) Zebrowski, Brandon Schoener, and Amanda (Mark) Streahle.
Come celebrate 88 years Friday 8:30am-10:30 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. at Resurrection Parish, St Casimir site, Riverside. Interment St Peter’s Cemetery, Riverside. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Resurrection Parish, 260 Conrow Rd., Delran NJ 08075.