August 26, 2007
East Three Associate, Mary Jurkowski passed away on August 26 in Catherine Kasper Home. She was 101 years old. She is survived by daughter, Sister Rosemary Jurkowski, and also by two sons, Aloysius and Robert. Mary also has thirteen grandchildren and several great- and great-great grandchildren. Caring for her family was her greatest joy.
Mary and her husband had lived in LaPorte, Indiana while they were raising their family, and she was actively involved at Sacred Heart Parish in that city. Among her many ministries, she assisted in the funeral luncheons at the church, drove senior ladies to mass, church meetings, and doctor appointments. She was actively involved in the Rosary Society throughout her years at Sacred Heart.
In 2005, Mary was recognized for her fifth anniversary as an Associate. She came to live at Maria Center in 1999, shortly before she began the initial formation to become an Associate. In 2003, because of health problems, she moved to Catherine Kasper Home
May she rest in peace.