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Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Teresa M. Grzybowski, 53, a resident of Davenport, and originally born and raised in Poland will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 916 E. Rusholme St., Davenport. 

Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at the Halligan – McCabe – DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., Davenport, Iowa. There will be a prayer service at 4:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home that all are invited to attend. The family will greet friends after the prayer service until 8 p.m. Additional visitation will be Saturday in the church gathering space from 10-11 a.m.

Teresa died Sunday Jan. 9, 2011 at Genesis Medical Center West Central Park, Davenport after a brief and courageous battle with lung cancer.

Teresa Maria Wrazen was born April 11, 1957 in Zarownie, Poland, a daughter of Jozef and Janina (Rzeszutek) Wrazen. Teresa came to the United States in April 1977; she had lived in Chicago and worked for a transcript corporation. She was united in marriage to Andrzej “Andy” Grzybowski on Jan. 25, 1986. 

In October of 1990, she moved to Davenport with her husband and daughter, Sandra. After settling in Davenport she started working for Kraft Foods Oscar Mayer Corporation. She continued working for Oscar Mayer until her illness no longer permitted.

Teresa will be remembered for always being a hard worker, at work and at home. She was always willing to help friends and neighbors; and her extended family in Poland. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and Mountain Dew! Most importantly, she will be remembered as a dedicated wife and mother.

 Memorials can be made to the family for an educational fund for her daughter.

Survivors include her husband, Andy, daughters, Sandra (22) and Andrea (12); her mother, Janina, sisters, Danuta, Kazimiera, and Barbara; a brother, Edward, aunts, Irena, and Krystyna, an uncle, Bronislaw, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sylvia.  

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Teresa’s obituary at

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