Amalia Bobrovszky, 94, of Milford, beloved wife of the late Norbert Bobrovszky, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2021. Amalia was born on June 19, 1926 in Komarom, Czechoslovakia to the late Janos and Helen Molnar.
Amalia married her betrothed Norbert and lived in Felsogod, Hungary; and were blessed with their daughter, Ilona. After the Russian invasion of Hungary, they fled their home and possessions and left on foot on a harrowing journey until they reached Austria and freedom. As refugees they migrated to a new life in the United States, arriving in the USA aboard the USNS General Leroy Ettinge during the early morning hours of January 1st 1957. Because of a violent storm on the Atlantic Ocean, the ship was delayed for their planned New Year’s Eve ceremonial arrival and welcome by Officials and a Military Band. Many weeks later, Amalia and her family were welcomed and assisted by the wonderful people of the Wildemere Beach Congregation Church. She and her husband Norbie worked tirelessly to establish themselves in a new land with the help of their friends.
Amalia loved her family and enjoyed family gatherings and celebrations of all kinds. She had a sweet tooth, so all events were sure to have some type of cake or cookies brought by her or family. In her home, she always had cookies or candy stashed in a drawer here or there that her grandchildren and later great-grandchildren eagerly went on a search for. These stashes of sweets earned her the beloved nickname of Candy Grandma!
A kind and loving person, she was always willing to help above and beyond what was asked of her. She didn’t think twice about going out of her way to the next town over to pick up a friend to take them to an appointment or to church. Amalia loved to lunch with her friends from church which usually took place after church at Pop’s Restaurant or at a Chinese restaurant in town.
Amalia was a great cook and fed her family well. Her chicken soup was the best and her Chicken Paprikash was outstanding--especially when she made homemade nokedli (aka spaetzle). She made the best poppyseed and nut rolls—always a staple during the holiday season. But she is best known for her stuffed cabbage which was almost always requested from her for many family gatherings.
Amalia was an extremely active parishioner of Milford Christian Church. She was a member of their nursing home ministry, bible study group and home fellowship gatherings, and even sang in the choir. Amalia was an avid gardener and enjoyed planting her flowers and watching them bloom. She was quite fond of animals and had many dogs over the years. Amalia traveled often with her friends; around the country and also into Canada. She treasured the time she spent with her family, especially precious moments with her great grandchildren.
Amalia leaves behind her daughter, Ilona Bohn and her husband James; grandchildren, Dan Bohn and his wife Joy, Covey Bohn and his wife Christine and Justin Bohn; and great grandchildren, Wolfe and Aidan Bohn, River and Ryder Bohn, Alexis, Valencia and Alareice Bohn, Asia Ellianna and Krysta Bohn, and Nadia and Danny Bufi.
Memorial Service will be held on June 26, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at Berean Assembly of God AKA Milford Christian Church. 989 New Haven Avenue. Milford, Connecticut.
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