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This Book of Memories memorial website is designed to be a permanent tribute paying tribute to the life and memory of Mary Paliwoda. It allows family and friends a place to re-visit, interact with each other, share and enhance this tribute for future generations. We are both pleased and proud to provide the Book of Memories to the families of our community.

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Obituary for Mary Paliwoda

Mary Paliwoda was born on April 29, 1920 in New York City and died peacefully in hospice care on Monday, February 25, 2019 in Danbury, CT. Mary would have been 99 years old if she made it to her next birthday in April this year. Mary always said she wanted to live to 100 years old. Mary was full of life and love for everyone and everything. She looked at the world and every experience with childlike wonder and excitement. Mary’s personality was infectious in the very best way and everyone who met her would fall in love with her. Mary was married to the most wonderful man named Alexander Paliwoda. Together they had six children: Linda, Arlene, Anne, Laura, Alan, and Lorraine. The children married and had children of their own. Mary had 12 grandchildren and great grandchildren as well. Mary was the most loveable, selfless, beautiful, shining soul who made everyone feel special and wonderful. She had a wonderful way about her, even though she did things her way, and always with a smile on her face and in her heart. Mary was loved by all who knew her. To know her was a blessing that no one would soon forget, rather cherish to have been touched by such a beautiful source of light and love. Mary had the biggest heart and was stronger than she would show because she never complained, even when most would complain under the same circumstances. Mary always looked on the bright side of everything and always said things could be worse, we should give thanks and praise for what we do have. Mary would always say that you get more with honey than vinegar and was nice to everyone, not because they necessarily deserved it, but because how you treat someone reflects what kind of a person you are and not necessarily if the person receiving the kindness deserves it or not. Mary’s smile lit up the room and people were always drawn to her. Mary loved to have fun no matter where we were, she just enjoyed going anywhere and everywhere and made friends very easily. Mary was in good health most of her life, for the most part, until last year when her health started declining. We will all remember all the many wonderful memories throughout her long life and cherish them forever.
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