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Paulette Marie Cieciorka

May 24, 1944 — December 13, 2021

Paulette Marie Cieciorka, 77, of Alpena, Michigan passed away on December 13, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.

Paulette will be remembered for her unconditional love, selfless generosity, beautiful mind, and fierce determination. Paulette spent her early years in Marquette, Michigan prior to settling in Alpena; she dedicated 30 years of her life as a CRNA at Alpena General Hospital. Paulette used her extraordinary talents to bless those she loved with handmade gifts of blankets, mukluks, and jewelry. Paulette loved paddling her kayak on Lake Huron, tending to her flowers, raking the beach, enjoying her family and cheering on her grandchildren all next to the love of her life Tom.

Paulette is survived by her loving husband of 56 years Thomas S. Cieciorka, her children; Thomas J Cieciorka (Amy), Sarah Pasia (Neil), and Angela Jefferson (Kenneth), her eight grandchildren; Tyah, Aiden, Terrell, Dylan, Tiana, Quenton, Tayler, and Caison, her sister, Mary Lou Krieg (Dean), and brother Jim Bucholtz (Marilyn), and many nieces and nephews. Paulette was preceded in death by her parents Sophia and James Bucholtz. 

The family will host a private celebration of her life in the summer.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Breast Cancer Research Foundation or Hospice of Alpena. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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