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Marlene Kopczynski

September 22, 1948 — September 9, 2018

Born in Erie, PA on September 22, 1948 Departed on September 9, 2018 and resided in Gallatin, TN Visitation: Our Lady of the Lake Catholic ChurchWednesday September 12, 2018 11:00am to 1:00pmMass of Christian Burial: Our Lady of the Lake Catholic ChurchWednesday September 12, 2018 1:00pm
Marlene Kopczynski

Born in Erie, PA on September 22, 1948

Departed on September 9, 2018 and resided in Gallatin, TN

Visitation: Our Lady of the Lake Catholic ChurchWednesday September 12, 2018 11:00am to 1:00pmMass of Christian Burial: Our Lady of the Lake Catholic ChurchWednesday September 12, 2018 1:00pm

Marlene Kopczynski, age 69 of Gallatin, TN, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018. Mrs. Kopczynski was born September 22, 1948 in Erie, PA, daughter of the late George and Helen Zalewski Yesko. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Deacon Michael Kopczynski of Gallatin, TN; daughter, Karen D'Souza (Ian) of Tampa. FL; grandchildren, Maria D'Souza and Joshua D'Souza; brother, Greg Yesko (Patricia) of Mifflintown, PA; nieces, Erica Yesko (Evan Ishida) and Margaret Yesko; brother-in-law, Jack Kopczynski (Carol) of Tonawanda, NY.
Marlene was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and Ladies Fairvue Historical Society. Also, she was a Special Education Teacher and an avid bridge player.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 12th at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Hendersonville, TN with Father Eric Fowlkes as celebrant and assisting Deacon Mike Kopczynski. Pallbearers will be Dr. Joe Daniele, Greg Yesko, Dr. Robert Skotnick, Ian D'Souza, Dave Klug, Mike Wolff, Phil Rose, Jack Krimmel and John Durkin. Visitation will be at the church from 11:00 a.m. until time of the mass.
The family wishes in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to PearlPoint Cancer Research, 404 BNA drive Suite 102, Nashville, TN 37217 Att. Jeff Parsley or Ladies Fairvue Historical Society, c/o Christine Collins, 848 Plantation Blvd., Gallatin, TN 37066.
Online condolences may be submitted at alexandergallatin.com. Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center located at 584 Nashville Pike in Gallatin, TN is in charge of arrangements (615) 502-0011
Obit Line (615) 502-0555

44 Comments Joyce Brokaw September 10, 2018 at 4:15 am - Reply

Deacon Mike, I was so sorry to hear that Marlene had lost her battle with this terrible disease, but we know she is now free of pain and with Our Dear Lord in Heaven. I was fortunate to have known her.

Carole Mick September 10, 2018 at 11:41 am - Reply

So very sorry to hear this sad news. Deacon Mike your family will be in our prayers

Cornelia Laux September 10, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

My dear friend, You and your family are in my prayers. Our Father is holding you close at this time and giving you every grace needed. Hope to see you soon and continue working in Welcome Home. Cornelia

Karen Danish September 10, 2018 at 1:50 pm - Reply

Mike my prayers are with you, your family and for Marlene.

Erin Calhoon September 10, 2018 at 2:34 pm - Reply

Prayers and blessings to all of you at this time, God bless you!

Eileen George September 10, 2018 at 2:38 pm - Reply

Deacon, Mike, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Marlene was a wonderful lady. God bless~

Brian and Pasty Dunbar September 10, 2018 at 3:37 pm - Reply

Deacon Mike, nothing we can say or do can fill the loss you feel from Marlene. Her battle with cancer was so hard and heart rendering. The mark that she leaves on this Earth will not be forgotten but will move forward through all the lives she had touched and changed. Your entire family remains in our hearts and prayers.

Matt and Linda Hatfield September 10, 2018 at 4:48 pm - Reply

Deacon Mike our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time . May the good Lord bless you and your family.

Mary Lou and Charles Spurlock (St. Joseph) September 10, 2018 at 4:54 pm - Reply

Deacon Mike, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.

Candy Morgan September 10, 2018 at 5:01 pm - Reply

Deacon Mike, my thoughts a d prayers are with you and your family. May God grand you all peace.

Don and Leona Steinhilber September 10, 2018 at 5:11 pm - Reply

Deacon Mike, we are sorry to learn of Marlene’s passing from this life and pray for the repose of her soul. You and the rest of your family are also very much in our prayers. May you continue to feel the love of Jesus in a very real way during this difficult time.

Frank Schmidt, St. Joseph September 10, 2018 at 5:35 pm - Reply

Deacon Mike, you and your family are in my prayers. Sorry for your loss.

kelly Long September 10, 2018 at 6:06 pm - Reply

Deacon Mike

i am so sorry for your loss. Although i never met Marlene in person she was always in my prayers along with your entire family. May Christ’s peace comfort you.

llany.romine@mnps.org September 10, 2018 at 6:13 pm - Reply

Our prayers are with you, especially at this time of your life. She will be missed by all. Condolence to the family.

Llany Romine

Jay & Nancy Skibinski September 10, 2018 at 6:48 pm - Reply

There is a sorrow that words cannot express, and tenderness becomes the language of the heart.

Rachel Potts September 10, 2018 at 7:08 pm - Reply

Deacon Mike,

I am so sorry to hear about Marlene. My prayers will continue for you and your family during this difficult time and in the days ahead. May you all feel the Lord's presence, strength, comfort and peace. We all miss you at St. Joseph and send our love and prayers.

Deacon Gordon McBride September 10, 2018 at 10:17 pm - Reply

Deacon Gordon McBride:

I will be walking with you and your your family at the loss of Marline and each of you will be in my prayers,. May her soul and all the souls of departed rest in
peace Amen.

Loretta M. Baltz September 10, 2018 at 10:30 pm - Reply

Deacon Mike, Sorry to hear that Marlene has passed away. You and your family are in my prayers and may Our Lord Bless You during this sad time and give you and your family the strength to continue on. Take care of yourself. We are here for you at St. Joseph.

Frank Varallo September 10, 2018 at 10:58 pm - Reply

Deacon Mike,
My thoughts and prayers have been with you over the past few months and will continue to pray for you and your family during these difficult times. May Almighty God keep you close to Him in the days ahead.

Gloria & Donnie Nolen September 10, 2018 at 11:01 pm - Reply

Mike
You & your family are in our prayers. I loved Marlene. Always a smile.

Joe & Carol Bibeau September 11, 2018 at 1:36 am - Reply

Deacon Mike,
Carol and I were so sorry to hear of Marlene’s passing. She was a beautiful person that we were so blessed to know. You and Marlene were always so generous to the St Vincent de Paul ministry. I firmly believe her kindness will be rewarded several fold when she meets our Lord. May the good Lord Bless you and ease your pain during these difficult times.

Larry &Ellen Wims September 11, 2018 at 3:23 am - Reply

Deacon Mike, Larry & I are so sad to hear of Marlene's passing. She was a sweet lady. You have both been in our prayers. We will pray for peace for you and your family,

Tom & Kathy Page September 11, 2018 at 4:05 am - Reply

Deacon Mike, Kathy and I were sad to receive the news that your wife Marlene had passed. We have been praying for her along with you and your family. God
Bless you all. We miss you at St. Joseph very much.

Tom & Kathy Page

Ray Farris September 11, 2018 at 4:07 am - Reply

Deacon, Mike, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Know that she now rests in the arms of our Loving Lord.

Ray Farris

Jim & Lisa Smith September 11, 2018 at 12:09 pm - Reply

Mike, So Sorry to hear about Marlene. She was a very wonderful person and we are so happy that we had the opportunity to know her. Please let us know if we can do anything for you. We are out of town this week and we hate that we can't be there for you. Praying for you and sending all our love

LINDA Floyd September 11, 2018 at 1:40 pm - Reply

I'm so sorry to hear this. She was a special lady and will be missed. You and your family are in my prayers.
I met you both through my cousins, Mark and Matt Clausen.

Grace turano September 11, 2018 at 2:07 pm - Reply

Dear Deacon Mike,praying for Marlene's eternal rest., and continued prayers for you and your family
Love grace and mike Turano

Paulette Genetry September 11, 2018 at 2:44 pm - Reply

Deacon Mike, you and your family are in all my prayers. I am so glad I got to meet Marlene and spend time with the two of you.

Ken and Martha Holda September 11, 2018 at 3:04 pm - Reply

Deacon Mike, Ken and I are so sorry to hear of Marlene's passing. You and your family are in our prayers.

Michael and Rita O'Neill September 11, 2018 at 3:38 pm - Reply

Rest in peace

Joseph and Linda Fertitta September 11, 2018 at 3:41 pm - Reply

All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.

Dave and Kaye Palmer September 12, 2018 at 2:17 am - Reply

Mike, you and Marlene are great friends and our hearts go out to you for your loss with Marlene’s passing. Marlene was a special lady and we always enjoyed our time together with you two. Kaye and I really appreciated all of the help and recommendations she gave us before, during and after we moved into Fairvue. You and Marlene are in our prayers. There is no doubt she is sharing heaven with the Lord. May she rest in peace. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Thank you for your friendship. God bless.

Jennifer Rodgers September 12, 2018 at 11:54 am - Reply

Deacon Mike,
I am asking Our Blessed Mother to wrap you in her Mantle and provide you with peace and healing with her motherly comforting support today and in the days ahead. Yours and Marlene's faith and positivity to persevere amid great trials are a powerful testimony to others about how to live a hopeful and trusting life centered in Our Lord. Be assured of my constant prayers!

Terry and Barb Kelly September 12, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

Rest in peace in the arms of Jesus, sweet, dear friend. We will miss you. Mike, you and your family are in our prayers.

Terry and Barb Kelly

Sister Maria Edwards September 12, 2018 at 3:24 pm - Reply

So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Marlene. Know you and the family are in my prayers. Love. Sister Maria

James Dixon September 12, 2018 at 3:34 pm - Reply

Mike we were so sorry to hear of Marlene passing. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers brother
Deacon Jim and Naidene Dixon

Chris Tylec September 12, 2018 at 3:54 pm - Reply

Dear Deacon Mike and Family:

Our deepest sympathy uponn the passing of Marlene. You two were very special people when you were at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish in North Tonawanda. Will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.

Chris and Mike Tylec

Chris and Shelley Fenton September 12, 2018 at 7:56 pm - Reply

Deacon Mike
Sorry to hear this news about Marlene's passing.ߙ
Chris and Shelley Fenton of OLOL

Chris & Bo Crabtree September 13, 2018 at 12:14 am - Reply

Nasze mysli i modlitwy sa z wami. Boze blogoslaw Deacon Mike!

Malinda Williams Kemp September 14, 2018 at 3:17 pm - Reply

Dear Deacon Mike
I am so sorry to hear of Marlene's passing. She was a brave, gallant lady. I know she is smiling down on all of us from Heaven. May your many wonderful memories give you comfort during this difficult time.
Malinda Kemp

Jean Ingram September 16, 2018 at 6:47 pm - Reply

Deacon Mike, I am so sorry for your loss.

Phoenix AZ September 18, 2018 at 3:47 pm - Reply

One of the hardest things to deal with is losing a loved one to death. We look forward to the time when all the promises from God will be fulfilled especially ones like, “no resident will say I am sick” and “all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”, to life here on earth under much better conditions. (Isaiah 33:24; John 5:28-29; Psalm 37:11, 29) Until that time let your memories take you back and make you smile, let prayer bring you peace and comfort, and the support from your family and friends help you through this very difficult time.

Martha Waid September 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm - Reply

Mike,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I miss her sweet smile and laughter!

Dana Cecil September 26, 2018 at 5:50 pm - Reply

So sorry to hear about Mrs. Marlene.. Prayers for your family…

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