Mary Trzecieski
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Obituary of Mary Trzecieski

Obituary for Mary Silk Trzecieski

Mary Silk Trzecieski, 94, of Columbia, South Carolina passed away July 4, 2018 at National Health Care in Columbia, South Carolina. She was born on October 17, 1923 in Towson, Maryland, the only child born to the late James Francis and Mary Catherine (Silk) Thompson.  She graduated from St. Joseph College in Emmitsburg, Maryland in 1946 with a degree in home economics and taught many years. Strong in her faith, she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Columbia where she was a Eucharist minister and Lector and taught Bridge at the St. Joseph Senior Center and the Columbia Bridge Center.   She met her husband, John Anthony Trzecieski while he was a freshman at Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg.  He left for the war in 1942 and upon his return, they married in 1947.  Mary followed her husband through the many relocations of his job throughout the United States and abroad while raising eight children.  Mary Silk enjoyed traveling, acting in amateur productions, and sewing.  Mary Silk most enjoyed her game of Bridge where she was a Life Master.  She was an avid player and expert teacher. 

Mary is survived by her children: Mary Katherine Beecher (Gordon) of Richland Washington, Monica Wienand (Christopher) of Spartanburg , South Carolina, Jane Mazon (Bernard) of Faquay Varina, North Carolina, Stephanie Silk of Wellington Florida, Michael Anthony of Naples Florida, Marci McCrea (Cole) of Corona California, and Martha Kessler of Columbia, South Carolina.  Mary also leaves behind seventeen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, John Anthony Trzecieski, and a daughter, Elizabeth Kassel.

A Memorial Mass will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3600 Devine Street, Columbia SC, 29205 on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10 AM with a reception to follow in the church hall.  A private family interment will be held at Saint Ignatius Cemetery, Hickory Maryland at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3600 Devine Street, Columbia, SC, The Senior Center, or to the American Cancer Society in honor of her late daughter Elizabeth Kassel.