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Obituary: Mary A. (Kosowicz) Kondra, 97

Jun 10, 2017 10:06AM ● By Theresa Gilman

Mary A. (Kosowicz) Kondra

Deland, FL – Mary A. (Kosowicz) Kondra, of Deland, Florida, formerly of Dracut, MA passed away peacefully and gracefully on June 5, 2017, at the age of 97. She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband, John S. Kondra, with whom she shared 73 years of marriage.

Mary was raised in Lowell, the daughter of the late Frank and Karolina (Wojcik) Kosowicz. She was a graduate of Lowell High School, where she served as a girl officer. Following graduation, she was employed by several local factories. She was an accomplished seamstress. During World War II, Mary worked sewing parachutes for the US military. Prior to her retirement, she worked as the manager of the jewelry department for Stuarts Department Store.

Mary, with her loving husband by her side, retired to Florida where she enjoyed an active social life, which included shuffleboard, bridge, and bingo amid a variety of social functions. She was a member of and served as Treasurer and Media Coordinator of the Orange City Shuffleboard Club for many years. Mary was a lifetime member of the Polish American Veterans, Ladies Auxiliary, of Lowell, MA.

Although she moved to Florida, Mary never lost touch with her New England roots. She was an avid New England Patriots fan and proud Tom Brady supporter. She could oftentimes be heard singing the praises of “her” team to the residents of the Woodland Towers, her Florida home.

Mary was a devoted, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and loyal friend. She enjoyed a challenge, whether it be completing a crossword or jigsaw puzzle or “crashing” a “Men Only” Texas Hold’em game (and winning). She will be remembered for her kindness, quick wit, and generous nature.

Mary is survived by and will be truly missed by her four daughters, Carole A. Williams, of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Janice and Robert Bagshaw, of East Kingston, NH, Marilyn and George Skianes, of Salisbury, MA, and Mary Jane Kukulski, of Dracut, MA; ten grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. 

She was pre-deceased by sons in law, James Williams and Frank Kukulski, as well as her brothers, Stanley Kosowicz and Julien Kosowicz.

ARRANGEMENTS: Burial will take place at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Dracut Funeral Home.
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