Obit: Terlecki, Mary (1918 - 2006)
Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Terlecki, Sweda, Paraschak, Duray, Kaye, Bluemel, Kowalczyk, Lewan, Janetzke, Roback

----Sources: Thorp Courier (Thorp, WI) August 9, 2006

Terlecki, Mary (July 20, 1918 - August 4, 2006)

Mary Terlecki, age 88, of Lublin, died at good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, IL on Friday, August 4, 2006.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 7, 2006 at Holy Assumption Orthodox Church in Lublin, WI with Rev. Ted Wojcik officiating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Her grandchildren served as pallbearers. Visitation was held at the church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service.

Mary Sweda was born on July 20, 1918 in Donora, PA, to Matt and Anna (Paraschak) Sweda. When she was a young girl, her family moved from Pennsylvania to Lublin, where she grew up on a farm and received her education at Forest View School. Mary moved to Chicago to find work. She was united in marriage to Frank Terlecki on June 8, 1941 at Holy Assumption Orthodox Church in Lublin, WI. They returned to Chicago to work and raise their family. They moved back to Lublin in 1977 after her husband retired. After the death of her husband on December 29, 1997, Mary moved to Barrington, IL to be near her children.

Mary had many interests, but especially enjoyed crossword puzzles, baking, cooking and was an excellent seamstress.

She will be sadly missed by her three children: Sonja Duray of Barrington, IL, Gerald (Charlene) Terlecki of Schaumburg, IL and Arthur (Susan) Terlecki of Elk Grove, IL; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six brothers: Joe (Irene) Sweda, Frank Sweda and Harry Sweda all of Lublin, William Sweda of Colby, Don Sweda of Rolling Meadows, IL, and Andrew (Doris) Sweda of Skokie, IL; Four sisters: Ella Kaye of Mt. Prospect, Il, Kathryn Bluemel of Des Plaines, IL, Nettie (Jim) Kowalczyk of Boyd, WI and Pauline (Ray) Lewan of Lublin, WI and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank; two brothers: John and Steve Sweda; and two sisters: Helen Janetzke and Julia Roback.

In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate that memorials be given to Holy Assumption Orthodox Church.

Thorp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.



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