Genovefa Mitchell

September 22, 1924 ~ October 17, 2021 (age 97)


Genovefa (“Gina”) Mitchell (née Grochola), 97, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at Riverview Hospital in Red Bank. Born in Wola Węgierska, Poland, in 1924, she was the daughter of Weronika and Piotr. During World War II, she was forced to work in Eisenach, Germany, until she was liberated in April 1945. She then met her husband, Joseph Mitchell, an American soldier stationed in Germany, and the two eventually made their way to America, residing in Oceanport, New Jersey. A devout Catholic, Genovefa nurtured a strong relationship with God throughout her life.

Upon moving to America with Joseph, Genovefa began singing in multiple languages at venues in New York City. She also helped many of her siblings come to America. Genovefa enjoyed making pierogi and apple pies, and she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was called “Babcia” by all who loved her. Genovefa and her warm smile will be dearly missed and always remembered.

Genovefa is predeceased by her husband, Joseph, daughter, Maria, and eight siblings. Surviving are her sons, Edward Mitchell and his wife Denise, Richard Mitchell and his wife Candace, and grandchildren Christopher Mitchell, Kelly Mitchell, Timothy Mitchell, and Christine Mitchell. She is also survived by her sister, Tonia Lingwood, brother, Casey Grochola, and nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may visit on Thurs. Oct 21st from 5-8pm at the Braun Funeral Home, 106 Broad St., Eatontown, NJ 07724. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Fri., Oct 22nd 9:15am at St. Michael’s RC Church, West End. Burial will follow at Woodbine Cemetery in Oceanport.
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October 21, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Braun Funeral Home
106 Broad Street
Eatontown, NJ 07724

October 22, 2021

9:15 AM
St. Michael's RC Church of West End
796 Ocean Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740


Woodbine Cemetery & Mausoleum
14 Maple Avenue
Oceanport, NJ 07757

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