Faye Kathleen Gorecki

  • Born: May 4, 1947
  • Died: August 21, 2019
  • Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan

Wujek - Calcaterra & Sons

36900 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Tel. (586) 826-8550

Tribute & Message From The Family

GORECKI, Faye Kathleen (nee: Alfsen), of Harbor Springs, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey at the age of 72 after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness. Faye was the most loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister and aunt to her family. Her family will forever miss her open and giving heart and her unconditional love and support.
She was born in Pontiac, Michigan, to the late Carl and Evelyn (Ridan) Alfsen and graduated from Warren High School in the class of 1965. She went on to graduate from Wayne State University. On July 25, 1969, she married Gerald Gorecki and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. She worked at and retired from the United States Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) in Warren, Michigan. Faye enjoyed gardening, keeping active, riding her Harley and being a snowbird, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends.
Faye is survived by her husband, Gerald; her daughter, Tracy (Duane) Martin; son, Jeffrey Gorecki; and grandchildren, Makenzie and Bryce; she is also survived by one sister, Roxanne Alfsen (Richard Jenkins); nephews, Scott (Tara) Johnson and Paul Johnson; great nephew, Aiden and great niece Ashtyn; in addition to her sister-in-law, Marianna Copioli.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital and McLaren Home Care & Hospice for the excellent care shown to Faye and her family.
Those wishing to make a charitable contribution in Faye's memory are suggested by family to do so to the McLaren Home Care & Hospice Program. Checks can be made out to MNM Foundations and in the memo write in "In Memory of Faye Gorecki", and mailed to c/o McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation (MNMF), 360 Connable Avenue, Petoskey, MI 49770.
Visitation Friday, September 27 from 3pm until 9pm and on Saturday, September 28 from 10am until time of 11am memorial service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

Faye, Roxie and myself have known each other all our lives. We spent a lot of time together as children. I especially remember ice skating at your home. We played a lot in the room next to the garage. The day Faye came home from having her tonsils out she taught me to knit.
As we had our children they played together. I remember we took the kids to have their pictures taken a Sears and Tracy decided she wanted no part of that and hide on us. It took a while but we found her under a clothes rack.
Your parents were just like my second mother and father. Your dad kept us entertained most of the time.
I will miss your smile but we will all be together again someday. Love, Nancy

Posted by Nancy McDaniels - Sterling Hts., MI - Family   September 23, 2019

Faye was and is the "absolute" love of my life and with the help of family and friends I will get through this. I knew Faye for 53 yrs. and we just celebrated our 50th anniversary. Two lovely children and two grandchildren. Faye loved her dogs of BJ, Toby and Abby and she is now in heaven with them and for sure shopping, the second love of her life.

I will truly miss Faye, even with the last 9 years not being kind to her with medical issues and especially the last three. I NEVER left her side and would take her back in an instant if I could but she is for sure in a better place in the arms of the lord and pain free.

God I miss you!!

Posted by Gerald Gorecki - Harbor Springs, MI - Spouse   September 22, 2019

We met on bicycles, progressed to Harleys, then on to neighbours and Friendship. We miss you already Faye.

Posted by Jim and Sherry Kocher - Hanover, Ontario - Friend   September 14, 2019

We started out as neighbors, became friends and enjoyed each time we got to spend time together. Nothing will be cherished more than all the laughs and celebrating we did and the times we didn't even know HOW we (all of us) got home! We will always cherish your friendship and kind spirit! Your generosity throughout the years and your warm embrace each time we saw you will always be close to our hearts!
Our love to you always! The Kuras Family

Posted by Donna Kuras - Sterling Heights, MI - Friend   September 12, 2019