Niagara Gazette


December 10, 2013

Mary E. Kowalski


Mary E. (Radziszewski) Kowalski, 88, of Williamsville, NY, formerly of Niagara Falls, NY, died on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, NY. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Maria (Poptowska) Radziszewski.
Mary attended local schools in Niagara Falls, NY and on June 22, 1946 she married Zygmont J. "Ziggy" Kowalski at Holy Trinity Church in Niagara Falls. Mr. Kowalski predeceased her on July 14, 2008. Mary worked at several Niagara Falls area businesses including Carborundum, Moore Business Forms, Niagara Sample Book Co., Broda Machine Shop and Machelor Maintenance. In February 2013, she moved to Williamsville to live with her daughter. She enjoyed cooking, baking and crocheting. Above all, Mary's family meant everything to her and her greatest pleasure was spending time with them.
Mary is survived by four children, Marie A. (Joseph A.) Catherine of Williamsville, NY, Christina H. Pietrobon, Patricia A. (Richard Alex) Kowalski and Anne E. (James E., Jr.) Kolarich, all of Niagara Falls, NY; ten grandchildren, Jennifer Catherine (Jesse) Feuerstein, David (Jaime) Catherine, Joanna (Dale) Crisp, Brian E. (Shannon) Pietrobon, Taylor J. (Amelia) Pietrobon, Louisa Kowalski, Marybeth (Dustin Balbo) Kowalski, Zachary Kolarich, Alex Kolarich and Maxwell Kolarich; eight great-grandchildren, Peter, Mia, Keira, James, Noah, Zoe, Jace and Aurelius; one sister, Lottie (late Peter) Sivulich of Atlanta, GA; one brother, Joseph (late Stella) Radziszewski of Old Bride, NJ; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two sisters, Helen (late Joseph) Gadawski and Anne (late Adam) Rotundo.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 4-8 PM at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY where funeral services will begin on Friday, December 13th at 9:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. John de LaSalle Church, 8469 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY with Rev. Slawomir Siok, SAC officiating. Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Mt. St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston, NY  14092.
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