Marie Matuszak, 94, Green Bay, passed away Saturday evening, December 26, 2020. The daughter of the late Stanley and Elizabeth (Katch) Zielinski was born September 14, 1926, in Angelica and was a 1945 graduate of Pulaski High School. On September 27, 1947, she was united in marriage to Harold W. Matuszak at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski. Marie had been a baker at Lannoye Elementary School for two years and a cook at Assumption B.V.M. School for 15 years.
Marie was a member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish in Pulaski, where she had been a member of the Council of Catholic Women. She enjoyed sewing, baking, making quilts for the grandchildren and children, and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include her children: Carol Gorecki, Janet Parker, Mary Kay (Richard) Piechocki, Dennis (LuAnn) Matuszak, Richard (Sandy) Matuszak, Francis (Mary) Matuszak, Bernard (Karen) Matuszak, Michael (Lorraine) Matuszak, Betty (Lee) Ward, Linda (Richard) Steinbrecher, Annette (Christopher) Caelwaerts, Donald (Rhonda) Matuszak, Connie (Edward) Filipiak, Harold (Nicole) Matuszak, and Dean (Josie) Matuszak; two sons-in-law: Sylvan (Jean) Swiecichowski and Alan (Darlene) Kraszewski; 45 grandchildren; 67 great grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren. Marie is further survived by one sister, Patricia (Vernon) Van Lannen; a brother-in-law: Arthur Matuszak, and a sister-in-law: Joan Matuszak.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, on December 5, 2017; three daughters: Charlene Swiecichowski, Rosemary Kraszewski, and Kathleen Blohowiak; five grandchildren: Rochelle Swiecichowski, Alan Kraszewski, Jr., Jean and Joan Blohowiak, and Tara Piechocki; one great-grandson: Devinn Likley; her godson: Kenneth Van Lannen; her siblings: Edward Zielinski, Frank Zielinski, and Frances Zielinski; Harold’s parents: James and Frances Matuszak; and his siblings: Herbert (Jackie) Matuszak, Howard (Elaine Simon) Matuszak, Edward Matuszak, Dolores (Howard) Nissen, and Marilyn Matuszak.
Friends are invited to gather with the family at Assumption B.V.M. Church, 119 E. Pulaski St., Pulaski, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 3rd. A Closing Prayer Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. The visitation continues after 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 4th at the church. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Fr. Brendan Wroblewski, O.F.M. presiding. Entombment will take place in Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.
Guests will be required to properly wear a mask and respect social distancing guidelines, both Sunday and Monday. Masks will be available for anyone who does not have one.
Since it might not be possible to be with the family in person, you are welcome to send any cards of condolence to the funeral home (make sure you put the family’s name on the outside envelope and your return address) and we will forward your cards and messages to the Matuszak family.
Marnocha Funeral Home P.O. Box 356 Pulaski, WI 54162
The family extends a thank you to the staff at Emerald Bay and the nurses with Unity Hospice for their compassionate care.