SOMERVILLE, NJ - Michelle A. Lorenc - Cihanowyz 47, died on April 26. Michelle was born in Newark, and raised in Irvington, becoming a Green Brook resident in 1984. She was a 1985 Union Catholic High School graduate. Michelle was a devoted and active mother who supported her sons throughout their every endeavor in sports and scholastic accomplishments. She was affectionately known as "the neighborhood mom" to all.

Michelle began her career, over 25 years ago, in the pharmaceutical industry starting with Hoechst-Celanese, then moving to Johnson & Johnson before working for Sanofi-Aventis as a Senior Administrator. As a breast cancer survivor, Michelle dedicated her spare time where she volunteered for many organizations which supported cancer research; as well as the Red Cross and SHIP. She was known as "the Ultimate Party Planner" by family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Michelle will be remembered as a giving, generous, loving mother and friend.

She will be sadly missed. She is predeceased by her brother Anthony who passed in 2013. She is survived by her sons Ryan, Justin, and Jason, mother MaryAnn Lorenc, father George Lorenc, brother Chris Lorenc and his wife Liz, and nieces and nephew Kristen, Ashley, Christopher and Alexis.

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Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday,May 3 and Sunday May 4, and Prayers will be 9:00 a.m. Monday, May 5 at the Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave., Somerville followed by a 10:00 a.m. mass at St. John's Evangelist RC Church, Dunellen. In the spirit of fulfilling a loving mother's dream, co-workers and friends have established a memorial college fund for her sons, Ryan, Justin, and Jason. A memorial contribution may be made on behalf of her sons to or College Fund for the Cihanowyz Boys, Magyar Bank, 400 Somerset St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901, established by the Cihanowyz Family.


Obituary courtesy of Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home