Obituary of Genevieve Szczepaniak
Genevieve Szczepaniak (Genie) died suddenly on Monday, June 5 2023, at her home in Sun
City Center, Florida.
She is survived by her loving sister, Veronica Grzybinski, with whom she
lived. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen Szczepaniak, and sister of the late
Charlie Szczepaniak. She is also survived by her nieces Mary Ellen Laprade (Roland) of Sun
City Center, Joanne Grzybinski of Norwood, Massachusetts, and Andrea Hourihan (Eddie) of
Walpole, Massachusetts, as well as nephews Peter Grzybinski (Annette) of Bedford, New
Hampshire and Andrew Grzybinski (Robert Sanders) of Tampa, who often considered her a
second mother. She was the beloved great aunt of Eric Laprade, Sara Bajema (Brady), and
Mark Grzybinski (Tessa), and great-great aunt of Margot Grzybinski.
Genie grew up in Chelsea, Massachusetts where she was surrounded by a large and loving
extended family. She graduated from Cardinal Cushing High School in Boston, and went on to
obtain a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College. She additionally obtained a Masters degree in
teaching and an MBA. She lived in Dedham for several years and eventually moved to
Norwood, Massachusetts before retiring to Florida ten years ago.
Genie was a gifted math and computer sciences teacher. She spent her entire career teaching
at King Phillip Regional High School in Wrentham, Massachusetts. An active member of the
Catholic Church, she was a longtime member of St. Mary’s parish in Dedham, MA and St.
Anne’s parish in Ruskin. You could always find her volunteering at church, whether with the
holiday festival at St. Mary’s or the weekly counting and giving tree at St. Anne’s. She was also
the church historian at St. Anne’s and documented in detail the building of the new church. She
also enjoyed many years golfing with The Summerfield Women’s Golf League in Riverview.
Genie always loved a good party, a good joke, and a good glass of wine.
A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday June12, 2023 at St. Anne’s Church in Ruskin at
10:30 am, with visitation at the church from 9:30-10:30 am. Burial will be in Massachusetts at a
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St.Ann’s Church, New School Fund,