Mary Mastalski

Wednesday January 20, 2021

Mary Mastalski, 92, of Merrillville/Crown Point passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.  She is survived by her loving children: Stasia (Tom) Wefler, and John (Rita) Mastalski; daughter-in-law, Gloria Villarruel Mastalski, along with Gloria Wolkowicz Mastalski; cherished grandchildren: Michael Mastalski, Lisa (Geoff) Resney, Karol (Colleen) Mastalski, and Katie (Brian) Haan; 9 treasured great-grandchildren; special friends, the Dombrowski and Espinoza families; dear friends: Barbara Brzoska and Kazia Polak; family in Poland: Stanley and Dorota Wieczorek, Joanna and Lukas Blaszczyk, and Dariusz and Iwona Wieczorek; her cat, Butch; and a host of extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Joseph and Maria Sadzinska; her beloved husband, Wojciech “Albert”; precious son, Joseph Mastalski; sister, Donna Sadzinska; and special friends: Lillian Burban, Berniece Wysocki, and Basia Espinoza.

Mary was born in Poland and was taken by Nazi soldiers at 11 years old with her mother to a workcamp in Germany.  It was there that she met her husband and emigrated to the U.S. when they were able.  Once established in the Region, she found work at the Anderson Company.  She also worked as a housekeeper for the priests at Andrean, and was a caterer for the Salvatorian Hall and the Knights of Columbus in Merrillville.

She always had an open door for anyone who wanted to stop by, always had a house full of love and laughter, and fed everybody.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening, tending to her lawn, and loved her family (especially her grandkids and great-grandkids) and friends with her whole heart.  She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Traditions (Harbor Light Hospice) for the amazing love and care they provided to Mary in her final days.

Visitation will be Monday, January 25, 2021 from 3:00-7:00 PM at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (7535 Taft St, Merrillville), with a prayer service at 5:00.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, January 26 at 10:00AM at Shrine of Our Lady of Częstochowa (5755 Pennsylvania St, Merrillville) Father Joseph Zuziak officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery.  Masks and social distancing are required for all services.  For more info, visit www.mycalumetpark.com

Visitation

Monday January 25, 2021
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM prayer service @ 5:00 PM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128

Service

Tuesday January 26, 2021
10:00 AM
Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa

5755 Pennsylvania St. Merrillville IN. 46410