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Marie-Madeline Julie Czehatowski

Marie-Madeleine Julie Czehatowski, 95, of Gainesville, FL, died on May 12, 2015. She was born in Paris, France on March 17, 1920, the daughter of Paul Girot and Renée Loisel Girot. She graduated from the Université de Paris (the Sorbonne) and taught school in France during WWII. After WWII she worked for the United Nations in Berlin, Germany, helping to establish UNICEF in Europe, where she met her future husband USN Lt. Commander Adam W. Czehatowski. Her husband’s naval and engineering careers kept the family moving. They lived in Syracuse, NY, where Marie-Madeleine worked for the Carrier Corporation; on Staten Island, NY, where she was an instructor at Wagner College in Bayonne, NJ: in Liverpool, NY; in Huntsville, AL where she taught at Randolph School: and Merritt Island, FL, where she worked for many years at Wuestoff Hospital in Cocoa, FL. She moved to Gainesville in 1996. She was a member of the Alliance Francaise in Huntsville, AL and Brevard County, FL, and a member of the Newcomers Club and Golden Gators in Gainesville, FL. She was also a member of Holy Faith Catholic Church of Gainesville and a former member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church on Merritt Island. Marie-Madeleine loved her family in St. Mard, France whom she visited annually for many years. She was predeceased by her husband Adam; her parents, Paul and Renée; and two sisters, Anne and Jacqueline. She is survived by her daughter, Michèle-Renée Karahalios, of Earleton, FL; her son, Michel Paul Czehatowski, Redding, California; and four grandchildren, Peter “Tass” Karahalios of Gainesville Christopher Karahalios (Delia) of Los Angeles, CA Hannah Grgich (Anthony) of Hayward, CA, Seth Czehatowski of Astoria, OR and her great grandson, Henry Grgich. Services will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 9:30 am, at Holy Faith Catholic Church, Gainesville. She will be buried in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Catholic Charities, 1701 NE 9th Street, Gainesville, FL 32609.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!