Read the obituary for Amanda Dabrowski

The 31-year-old Webster woman died after being “brutally attacked” at O’Connor’s Restaurant in Worcester.

A memorial service for a 31-year-old Webster woman — who was stabbed and killed, allegedly by a man she once dated, at a Worcester restaurant last week — will be held Saturday in Dudley.

Amanda Dabrowski. —Courtesy of Bartel Funeral Home

Loved ones of Amanda Dabrowski are asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Abby’s House in Worcester, a nonprofit dedicated to providing shelter and housing to battered and abused women, or East Coast Canine Rescue.

In her obituary, they wrote that Dabroski, who received her bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in criminal justice, worked as a quality control microbiologist with Bristol-Myers Squibb in Devens. 

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“Amanda loved her Great Dane Gus and was a wine connoisseur and ran a blog called The Glorious Grape,” her loved ones wrote. 

Authorities have said the 31-year-old was attending a meeting of her book club at O’Connor’s Restaurant on July 3 when she was attacked. Carlos Asencio, 28, of Derry, New Hampshire, was taken into custody at the scene and is facing murder charges, among others, in connection with her death. 

Read the full obituary for Dabrowski, shared by Bartel Funeral Home, below: 

Amanda Dabrowski, age 31, of Webster died Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at UMASS Memorial Hospital after being brutally attacked at O’Connor’s Restaurant in Worcester. Amanda was born February 18, 1988 in Southbridge, MA. She is the daughter of Edward and Beth (Cyganiewicz) Dabrowski. 

She is survived by her heartbroken Dad and Mom, Edward and Beth (Cyganiewicz) Dabrowski; a loving sister, Victoria Dabrowski, all of Webster. Her little buddy Gus, her Great Dane. Amanda also leaves aunts, uncles and cousins.

She graduated from St. Louis School, Marianapolis Prep, Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Criminal Justice. She was a quality control microbiologist with Bristol-Myers Squibb in Devens. Amanda loved her Great Dane Gus and was a wine connoisseur and ran a blog called The Glorious Grape.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 at Bartel Funeral Home & Chapel, 33 Schofield Ave., Dudley. Calling hours will be Saturday, July 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Bartel Funeral Home, 33 Schofield Ave., Dudley.

In lieu of flowers donations to Abby’s House, 52 High St., Worcester, MA 01609, abbyshouse.org or to East Coast Canine Rescue, P.O. Box 387, Pomfret, CT 06259.