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Former State Rep., School Board Member Agnes Dobronski Dies at 88

Dobronski served on the Dearborn School Board from 1980 to 1986, and served in the state House of Representatives from 1987 to 1988 and 1991 to 1998.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
Lifelong Dearborn resident Agnes Marie Dobronski, who served as a state representative and also was a member of the Dearborn Board of Education, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. She was 88 years old.

Dobronski was a dedicated public servant and activist throughout her years in Dearborn.

She spent 37 years working for the Dearborn Public School System, starting as a secretary for the Salina school principal and ending up as the Business Manager for the Dearborn Schools. While working, she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at night school and went on to teach at Eastern Michigan University.  

Dobronski served on the Dearborn School Board from 1980 to 1986, and served her hometown as a Democrat in the state House of Representatives from 1987 to 1988 and 1991 to 1998. She was a strong advocate for senior citizens, public education and women’s rights during her time as a legislator.

In later years, she lived at the Henry Ford Village retirement community, where she remained active serving on its resident council and as president of their League of Women Voters chapter.

Her husband, Jim Cichocki, predeceased her.

Visitation will be at the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22456 Michigan Ave., from 4 to 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 1 to 9 p.m. p.m. on Monday. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Henry Ford Village Chapel, 15101 Ford Road. 

Information provided by the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home.
Joseph Borrajo December 30, 2013 at 02:01 PM
I knew Agnes and greatly admired and respected her. She was a principled person and clearly stood by what was right regardless of the political climate that surrounds our everyday life. P3
Pam December 31, 2013 at 08:40 AM
She was a dedicated public servant in the best sense of the words. RIP.

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