, Salem, MA

November 26, 2013

Genevieve M. (Drankowski) Kobuszewski, 97

Danvers — Mrs. Genevieve M. (Drankowski) Kobuszewski, 97, of Danvers, formerly of Salem, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 18, 2013, in Hathorne Hill Genesis Healthcare, Danvers, following a lengthy illness. She was the loving wife of late Chester Kobuszewski, with whom she shared 59 years of marriage.

Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Maryan and Victoria (Grzybinska) Drankowski. Genevieve grew up in Salem and moved to Danvers after her marriage, to raise her family. Genevieve worked for many years in the leather and shoe industries. Never letting go of her Salem roots, Genevieve oversaw and operated her antique shop from the property she and Chester owned on Derby Street.

Proud of her Polish heritage, Genevieve was a member of the Massachusetts Federation of Polish Women’s Club, the Polish Russian Lithuanian American Citizens Club and avidly supported the Polish community.

Genevieve was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who will be deeply missed by her family.

Surviving her are three sons, Thomas Kobuszewski and his wife, Maryjane (Golson), of Danvers, Richard Kobuszewski and his wife, Karen, of Beverly, and Robert Kobuszewski of Chestnut Hill; a daughter, Carol Tarr and her husband, Henry, of Amesbury; five grandchildren, David Kobuszewski of Texas, Pamela Comeau and her husband, Robert, of Texas, Kathryn Eckenrode of Texas, Lisa Kobuszewski of Florida, and Kristina Johnson and her husband, Errick, of Kensington, N.H.; four great-grandchildren, Jackson Comeau, Alex Andrew Johnson, Hannah Genevieve Johnson, and Dahlia Annelise Johnson; and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Hedwig Gavenda and Alphonse Drankowski.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral services are private. Assisting the family with arrangements is the David H. Gonet Funeral Home, 22 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem. For condolences, please visit

Memorial donations may be made in Genevieve’s name to a charity of one’s choice.