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In Memory of

Hilda A. Dabkowski

November 17, 1925 - May 19, 2017

Obituary


Hilda Dabkowski left us peacefully on May 19, 2017. She was born Hilda Alexandra McElwee in Waterford, Ireland, on November 17, 1925 to parents Harriet Maud Caswell McElwee and Robert McElwee and was one of six siblings. Her favorite memory is growing up in Rosslare Harbor, Ireland, where her father was the Harbor Master and she walked to school each day on the strand. She lived in Ireland until 1939 when she moved to Leicester, England, and soon after, World War II and the blitzkrieg were around her. She met future husband Ernest Dabkowski at...

Hilda Dabkowski left us peacefully on May 19, 2017. She was born Hilda Alexandra McElwee in Waterford, Ireland, on November 17, 1925 to parents Harriet Maud Caswell McElwee and Robert McElwee and was one of six siblings. Her favorite memory is growing up in Rosslare Harbor, Ireland, where her father was the Harbor Master and she walked to school each day on the strand. She lived in Ireland until 1939 when she moved to Leicester, England, and soon after, World War II and the blitzkrieg were around her. She met future husband Ernest Dabkowski at a Red Cross Dance and became a war bride in 1946. She moved to Fremont, Ohio where they raised their young family. In 1969, the family relocated to Clearwater, Florida.



Hilda was an avid collector of china and porcelain, and a keen investor in real estate. She loved to entertain and garden, and was a competitive card and board game player who was always dressed to the nines. She is survived by sons Raymond and Gerald, daughter Janet, and grandchildren Kimberly, Ashley and Brandon.



A private family service will be held on June 10 at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park. A celebratory luncheon will be held in her honor at Mease Manor on June 9th at 2:45 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Mease Manor Continuing Care. Your gift will be earmarked in Hilda's name for special needs and programs in the patient area. Please send your donation made payable to Mease Manor Continuing Care to: Ray Dabkowski, 624 Magnolia St, Dunedin FL 34698 or by electronic transfer to raydab@gmail.com.