Saturday, October 08, 2016

My mother-in-law passed away on October 2nd. We knew it was coming. She had cancer that was spreading and no chemo was keeping it in check. She still passed away sooner than expected and it is always hard, no matter if you know it is coming or not.

Here is her obituary:

Peacefully at home on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in her 78th year.  Mary, beloved wife of Gerry for 54 years.  Loving mother of son M and his wife M, son S and his wife Pez, and son G and his wife T.  Cherished grandmother to L, S, Jax, Dex, Cars, A, and V.  Daughter of the late Frank and Agatha Pocisk.  Dear sister to A.  Predeceased by her twin J and siblings F and E.  Aunt to E, E, B, P, J, A-Marie, and M.  Mary will be sadly missed by family and many friends from her years of teaching, service, faith, and travel.  With passion and enthusiasm, Mary inspired friendships that lasted over 50 years.  Mary loved teaching as much as she loved learning.  She cooked from scratch to celebrate family and friends with food and libations.  She read voraciously and coached her students to develop self-confidence through books.  Devoted to her faith, she turned compassion into service her whole life.  She practiced humility but took pride in her family.  Mary took bridge seriously and played it loudly. She traveled, enjoyed bread and cheese on the Champ-Elysees, pasta in Rome, sampled spices in Turkey and partook Pina Colada in Hawaii. She was a joy to family, friends, and everyone she met.  Visitation at the FUNERAL HOME, on Wednesday October 5, 2016 from 3-5 & 7-9pm. Funeral Mass  on Thursday morning at 10:00am in St. Catholic Church. Interment Cemetery. Reception to follow at the funeral home after the burial.


  1. Anonymous3:17 PM

    I am sorry for your loss. Julie