Colette M. Wojnar

April 30, 1928 - December 6, 2015

04/30/1928 - 12/06/2015

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Tuesday December 22, 2015
11:00 am
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church
5345 Virginia Beach Blvd,
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-497-8330 | Directions
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Colette Mulligan Wojnar, 87, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015.  Mrs. Wojnar was a native of Westfield, New Jersey.  
Colette was a devoted wife and phenomenal mother. She adored her family and would do anything to secure their happiness.  Mrs. Wojnar enjoyed the pleasures of cooking, traveling, crossword puzzles, sewing, knitting, shopping, visiting the beach and reading.  Colette had the esteemed pleasure to be the sponsor of the USCGC Sturgeon Bay, christening her in San Diego and taking part in her commissioning on Governor’s Island in New York in 1988.  The rest of her life she continued to support the Sturgeon Bay and her crew and felt blessed to sponsor such a state of the art icebreaker.
Left to cherish Colette’s memory are her loving and adoring husband of 58 years, RADM Theodore J. Wojnar, US Coast Guard (Retired); four children, Mary Gayle W. (David) Uncur, Theodore “T.J.” Jr. (Sue) Wojnar, Pamela Joy Wojnar and Stephen A. Wojnar; five grandchildren, Lauren, Jeffrey, Lisa, Bryan and Sean; one greatgrandchild, Emily and a legion of additional family and friends.
A memorial mass will be held at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 5345 Virginia Beach Blvd.  Virginia Beach, VA at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 22, 2015.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Colette’s name be made to either the USCGC Sturgeon Bay Morale Fund or to Sentara Hospice House.  Please consider visiting to donate and to learn more about Colette’s connection to these organizations and to leave condolences for the family.  Colette’s beauty and grace will never be forgotten.
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Dave Wisniewski
8 years ago

T.J., Sue and Family, We are sad for your loss, but know Colette’s heart and passion live in all of you. Celebrate her life by living yours to the best possible which she would have wanted for all of you. Prayers from the Wisniewskis

Ray and Ellie Setser
8 years ago

Ellie and I once had a dinner in Norfolk attended by Ted and Collette and remarked to ourselves afterwards what a great lady she was!

Carole Ingell
8 years ago

Dear Pam, Stephen, T.J., Mary Gayle and Mr. Wojnar, and family – Although circumstances prevent me from being with you today, know that I am with you in thought and prayer while you navigate through these rough times. Memories of Mom Wojnar will always bring a smile to my face and a chuckle to my heart. Her steadfast love and devotion to family and friends was evident throughout her life and has left an imprint on my sole. With love and prayers for strength and peace to each of you – Love Carole Ingell

Anne and John Tropeano
8 years ago

Dear TJ , Sue, Lauren, Jeff and Lisa
While tomorrow will be a difficult day please know that your entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Kim Konrad Alvarez
8 years ago

Steve, Pam and Wojnar family, my sincere condolences for your loss of your dear mother. My hope is that you all celebrate her memory and her love which will always be with you. My thoughts and prayers with your family during this holiday season.

Gingie H. Church
8 years ago

The Wojnar Family. My deepest condolences to all. I’ve known Aunt Keats, Uncle Ted, TJ, Mary-Gayle, Pam and Stephen for a very long time. My Dad, Leo B. Halleran gave Aunt Keats away at her wedding to Uncle Ted and I was a “flower girl”. Had a wonderful visit with all in London. We lost touch for awhile but got connected not to long ago. I’m so very glad I got a chance to see Aunt Keats the summer of 2014 when she stayed in Neptune, NJ on her was up to MA. That memory will always be with me. Rest In Peace. Love, Gingie

Bamonte Family
8 years ago

Mary Gayle and Family,
We are so sorry for you loss. Although I only met your mother once I feel as if I knew her because of the sweet things you would say about her and your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Deanna Malfregeot
8 years ago

Dear Steve & Family,
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I know what your Mother meant to you and the rest of your family & friends. I will be thinking of you all during the Holidays. Your work family & friends are here for you.

Deanna Malfregeot

Your Accenture Cloud First Family
8 years ago

Dear Jeff and the entire Wojnar Family, we are sorry to hear about the loss of Colette. Please know that you are in our collective thoughts, please let us know if there is anything we can do for you or your family during this difficult time.

Dessislava Markova
8 years ago

Dear Pam, There are no words… May God help you through pain and grief, help you heal and give you hope. Love and prayers, Dessi, Vladimir, Ekaterina and Zdravko.