Mary Ann Blasczyk

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Mary Ann (Karcz) Blasczyk, 85, Pulaski, left this earth to be united with Christ on September 9, 2018, with her family at her side. She was born July 3, 1933, in the Town of Maple Grove to Stephen and Stephanie (Paulus) Karcz. Mary Ann was the 13th of fourteen children and the last surviving child of their family. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1951 and furthered her education at Marinette County Normal where she graduated in 1953 with a teaching degree. She taught elementary school for over seven years both in Brown and Shawano Counties.   On June 23, 1956, she married Richard Blasczyk at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski, and they recently celebrated 62 years together. Her teaching experience inspired them to start a family of their own. After working as a teacher for seven years, she chose to stay home full time to raise their six children.

Besides working as a teacher and being a busy mom, Mary Ann was a part-time Tupperware Dealer. She also was active in the American Legion Auxiliary Post 337, Pulaski, and the Council of Christian Women, in which she served as Treasurer and President. Mary Ann was recently awarded CCW Woman of the Year for 2018. She also volunteered her time at the Pulaski Senior Center for many years. Mary Ann enjoyed competing in the Knights of Columbus family bowling league, cheering on her children at competitions, cooking and baking, playing bridge, smear, and bingo with her friends and family, watching her favorite TV station – EWTN and praying her daily rosary, and heading to the casino when she was feeling lucky. She and Richard also enjoyed spending winters in Florida and visiting with family and friends who did the same.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband, Richard; her daughters: Debra Wright, Carolyn (Kevin) Kern, Pamela (John) Mahoney, Jann (Chris) Charette, Sue (Tim) Noble, and a son, Ron. She also is survived by eleven grandchildren: Alicia (Billy) Chavis, Karalyn Hoyle, Matthew Kern, Michael (girlfriend Chanda) Kern, Casey (Jeff) Fredrick, Amber Mahoney, Kendra, Carly & Cassidy Noble, Justin and Sophia Charette; and six great-grandchildren: Rayleigh, Ava, and Lilly Chavis, Thomas Karabees, and Addyson and Harper Fredrick. She is further survived by one sister-in-law: Eleanor Karcz; one brother-in-law, Robert Van Lannen; and Richard’s two sisters and their husbands: Phyllis (Tony) Farrell, and Ginny (Frank) Danielski; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her father and mother, Stephen and Stephanie; ten brothers: John (Angeline), Tony (Hattie), Leo (Victoria), Ed (Annabelle), Peter (Esther), Henry, Sylvester (Ellie), Stanley (Irene), Eugene (Ceil), and an infant brother, Tom; three sisters: Frances (Albert Bialozynski) (John Wijas), Irene (Vic) Mielcarek, and Betty Van Lannen. She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Scott Wright, and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sophia and Casimer Blasczyk.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 15th at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski, Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski, O.F.M. presiding and Fr. Brendan Wroblewski, O.F.M. concelebrating. Burial took place in the parish cemetery.