Mary Ann Kowalczyk 1925 – 2012

Dearest Mom,

You are out of pain,

you are free to fly.

We love you and will miss you,

and know we will see you in eternity!

Janice, Nancy, Linda, Debbie, John and Lori Ann your loving children

O God, who hast commanded us to honor our father and our mother; in

Thy mercy have pity on the soul of my mother, and forgive her

her trespasses; and make me to see her again in the joy of everlasting

brightness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

God grant her eternal rest and joy….

LORD Jesus

Have mercy on Your daughter, Mary Ann

Please welcome her joyfully into heaven

Eternal rest grant unto my mother, O Lord.

And may Your Perpetual Light shine upon her.

May she rest in peace.


Thank you to each of you that sent condolence messages. My family and I appreciate all your prayers, kind words and expressions of sympathy.  

From the Kowalczyk Family:

Janice, Nancy, Linda, Debbie, John, Lori Ann, spouses, children and grandchild.

May she rest in peace.


24 thoughts on “Mary Ann Kowalczyk 1925 – 2012

  1. Oh Nancy, to you and you loved ones, I wish my heat felt condolences. No matter how old we are when we lose a parent the pain is still deep to the core. You are so lucky to have had her as part of your life for so long. I found the following poem to helpful when each of my parents was taken from me. I hope it helps you find some peace.

    I am standing upon the seashore.
    A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze
    and starts for the blue ocean.

    She is an object of beauty and strength,
    and I stand and watch until at last she hangs
    like a speck of white cloud
    just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other.
    Then someone at my side says,
    ” There she goes! ”

    Gone where?

    Gone from my sight . . . that is all.

    She is just as large in mast and hull and spar
    as she was when she left my side
    and just as able to bear her load of living freight
    to the place of destination.

    Her diminished size is in me, not in her.

    And just at the moment
    when someone at my side says,
    ” There she goes! ”
    there are other eyes watching her coming . . .
    and other voices ready to take up the glad shout . . .

    ” Here she comes! “

  2. I am so sorry about your Mom. I know how much it hurts to lose a parent. Your prayer really touched my heart. My prayers are with you. Maryanne

  3. Nancy, my Mom passed peacefully in my arms last month at the age of 90. So I know the heaviness in your heart but also the relief in knowing your beautiful Mom is in pain no more. You are in my prayers.

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  5. Nancy: My heartfelt condolence to you and your family on the loss of your mother. Your tribute was beautiful — Audrey Wallace Buchner

  6. Nancy:
    Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Even when it is later in life,, it is never easy losing a parent. Your posting on your mother was a beautiful expression of love that we hope will be forever with you and will sustain you through your time of grief.

    Roger & Suzanne Yazell

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