Billy enlisted in the United States Marine Corps shortly after his 17th birthday. He was second oldest of five brothers. His tour of duty in VietNam began on September 19, 1969. On December 8, 1969 in QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM he was Killed In Action by hostile fire. A young boy from a small New England town in CT, Billy was only 18 years old when he gave his life for our Country.
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Your Sacrifice Will Never Be Forgetten!
Semper Fi! My Brother
Until We Meet Again
Gold Star Mother Arlene Zaborowski
In Memory of Billy and Arlene
Arlene R. (McAnaugh) Zaborowski
November 13, 1923 ~ June 7, 2001
On Thursday, June 7, 2001, Arlene was welcomed home by Our Lord and her beloved son Billy. Arlene was the loving wife of Joesph F. Zaborowski of over fifty years.
She was born in Bridgewater, MA, November 13, 1923, daughter of the late Edward L. and Bertha (Benoit) McAnaugh. She received her education in Middleboro, MA schools and was a graduate of the Winfred Academy of Beauty Culture and Cosmetology in New York City.
She was an active member of St. Joseph's Church in Danbury and served as a Eucharistic Minister. She was also a member of the Remnant People Prayer Group of St. Joseph's.
Arlene was a Gold Star Mother who out of tragedy, and out of love stood tall and proud. With all the sorrow, pain and grief she continuely honored her son, Billy's memory and all those who gallantly served, fought and died in VietNam.
She honored, remembered, and supported our veterans. It was through her " loving spirit" she helped with the long healing process of others and herself.
Arlene was devoted to her home and family. A loving and compassionate person, Arlene had a unique way of capturing the hearts of everyone. Her love for the Lord enabled her to be a lighthouse for her community, family, friends and all those she came in contact with.
Even with her continuous life threatening health problems, the door to her home was always open to anyone who needed a helping hand, her support , strength, wisdom or words of faith and encouragement.
Arlene's legacy to her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched, is by the life she lived , her strength, faith, courage and total unconditional love toward all. Because of Arlene the world is a better place.