Amyrose A. Dombrowski, 81 of Maplewood passed away on April 5, 2023.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation for Amyrose at the Galante Funeral Home, 2800 Morris Ave. Wednesday, April 12, from 4 - 8 PM. On Thursday, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Sorrows Church in South Orange at 10 AM. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Burial Park in East Brunswick.
Born in Newark, Amyrose lived in Maplewood for over 50 years.
When she was 17, she met a handsome sailor, Ronald, at Sip’ & Sup’ ice cream parlor in Newark. After only going out for two weeks he expressed that he knew in his heart that he will marry her someday. Amyrose and Ronald truly found once in a lifetime love. In 1964, they married, and shared forty-one beautiful years together until his passing. She missed him every day and now their worlds have become one again.
She worked as a sales representative for Stanley Home Products for several years so she could continue to be a stay-at-home mom. Later, Amyrose enjoyed her work in fundraising and presentations for the March of Dimes. Amyrose lastly worked for Pathmark in South Orange until her retirement 15 years ago.
Amyrose was an active volunteer at Morrow Methodist Church. She looked forward to summers spent volunteering for their annual rummage sale in the kitchen department sorting and selling pots. She helped out with anything that was needed, without a second thought.
Amyrose enjoyed listening to music, especially Elvis. She was Elvis Presley’s number one fan. She always said the only man she would ever leave Ronald for was Elvis. She loved to sing and dance; and had a fantastic voice and loved dancing. She also had a passion for baking. Making homemade cakes, breads, cookies, and homemade cheesecakes she was motivated to try new recipes by Ronald. He loved eating everything that she baked. As she was baking he would always stand beside her washing the dishes anticipating the sweets to finish.
Forever a supermom, she was always there for her daughters. She even served as their girl scout troop leader. She meticulously planned many fundraisers, which helped pay for fun trips for the girls to places like Disney World and Washington, DC. Not only a great mom, but a wonderful grandmother. She believed in all the possibilities her grandchildren were capable of and supported them along the way. Through the years she would participate in long phone calls through spelling lists, weekends with board games, and countless rounds of pick-up sticks. Amyrose truly went above and beyond. She treasured her daughters and grandchildren above all else.
Amyrose was the beloved wife of the late Ronald Dombrowski; the loving mother of Amy Maffei and her husband Bobby and Lisamarie Dombrowski and her spouse Maryann; caring grandmother of Michael, Nicholas, Angelina, and Harlee.
Amyrose was the most caring, selfless and loving woman to her daughters and grandchildren. She was strong and passionate in all of her endeavors, and throughout her life. She wanted the best for her family, and always worried about them more than herself no matter how sick she became.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.