Antonia Margaret Grabowski "Toni", 71, of Weeki Wachee passed away surrounded by family on Friday, March 30, 2018. She was born May 14, 1946 to parents Howard and Margaret Brown in Lakewood, NJ.
Toni and her husband Leon moved to Florida in 1999. They owned and operated the "Hernando Hideaway" in Hernando Beach for several years before retiring to Weeki Wachee.
Left to treasure her memory is her devoted husband Leon; her sister Christine "Tina" Price (Ron); nephew Frank Chandler (Heather); niece Diane Mulvey (Michael); grand nieces Jessica (David), Desiree (Adam), Brittany (Jeff), Katelynn (Stan), Kellsie (Joey); grand nephews Andrew (Kaci), Drew (Pam), Justin and Garrett; great nieces and nephews Jozelynn, Brian, Jadynn, Nicolas, Callen, Emily, Riley, Gram, Ayden, Raelyn, and Zachary; stepson Eric Grabowski and stepgrandson Nick; cousins Deenie, George, Loretta, Frank, Cilla, Susan, Nancy, Donna, Tim and Mike; as well as many life long friends and her furbabies Eddie and Lily. She will be missed and is loved by all.
Toni loved traveling and had enjoyed many adventures throughout the US, Italy, Israel, Canada, the Caribbbean; she especially liked cruising to places like Alaska, Hawaii and Mexico. For many years she taught RCIA classes for the various Catholic Churches where she was a member. She was a woman of strong faith who, no doubt, spent Resurrection Sunday with Jesus! Toni enjoyed helping people and staying active, she "retired" from business ownership but continued to work for H & R Block every tax season- as much (or more) for the comradery as for the paycheck. She relished time with family, friends and neighbors.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30AM on Friday, April 20, 2018 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 34606
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Toni's honor to the Save the Manatee Club. She was always "adopting" manatees, even long before she moved to Florida and we feel she would be pleased if we continue the tradition! www.savethemanatee.org