Saturday, October 10, 2015
10:00 AM CDT
St. Joseph Catholic Church
715 N. Lapeer Road
Lake Orion, MI
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Association for Frontaltemporal Degeneration
see below

Radnor Station Building 2; Suite 320
King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087

Checks can be made payable to AFTD

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Life Story / Obituary


Carole Mary Zalenski

Age 68, passed away on July 7, 2015 in South Milwaukee, WI. Carole was born on December 22, 1946 in Saint Clair Shores, MI, to Conrad and Mary (Izyworski) Zychski. She is survived by her brother, Conrad; sisters, Janice and Susan; and children, Bill (Marcia) (Milwaukee, WI) and Cheryl (Chicago, IL).

Carole grew up and went to school in the Mt Clemens area before studying education for two years at Eastern Michigan University. Carole was then a homemaker and volunteer with the PTA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other organizations until she returned to school in her 40s. She received an associate degree in art from Henry Ford Community College and graduated from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI with a BFA in illustration and design. She held several positions in the art and design field before retiring and moving closer to her children.

Carole was active in the Catholic Church throughout her life, serving as Eucharistic Minister and singing in the choir as well as volunteering to mentor teenagers. Her creativity and generous gifts of time and guidance touched the lives of many.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Road, Lake Orion, Michigan on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 10:00 am. Following the Service, the family invites you to join them for lunch and a celebration of Carole's life at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) in memory of Carole. Donations can be made via http://www.theaftd.org/, calling (267) 514-7221 or by check made out to AFTD and mailed to Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087.