Mary Chrzanowski

January 8, 1949May 10, 2018
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Mary B. Chrzanowski

Cocoa – Mary B. (Tindall) Chrzanowski, 69, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2018.

Mary was born in Trenton, NJ on January 8, 1949 and was raised in Allentown, NJ. She moved to Florida in 1978. She retired from the United States Postal Service after 13 years of service. Mary moved from Titusville to the community of Lost Lakes in Cocoa, FL in 2011 and was an active and beloved member of many community groups including Red Hats and Golf Girls. Mary was also active in church throughout her life, most notably at St. Teresa Catholic Church in Titusville and Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Merritt Island.

Mary is predeceased by her parents John and Matilda (Tillie) Tindall, her husband of 35 years Joseph Chrzanowski, and her partner Charles (Charlie) Wilkins. She is survived by three children, Karen Thaggard (Steve), Joseph Chrzanowski Jr., and Debra Genovese (Donnie). She had six grandchildren, Blake Thaggard, Brandi Thaggard, Logan Thaggard, Nathan Chrzanowski, Cole Genovese, and Quinn Genovese. She is also survived by four siblings, John Tindall, Doris Church, Carl Tindall, and Peter Tindall.

Mary was full of kindness and joy, and always maintained a sense of optimism and creativity. She will be missed by so many family and friends.

A visitation will be held on Friday, May 18th from 10:30-11:30 AM at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 18th at 1:30 PM at Divine Mercy Catholic Church. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 18th at 3:00-5:00 at the Lost Lakes Community Clubhouse.


  • Karen (Steve) Thaggard, Joseph Chrzanowsi, Jr. and Debra (Donnie) Genovese, Children
  • Blake, Brandi and Logan Thaggard , Nathan Chrzanowski and Cole and Quinn Genovese, Grandchildren
  • John Tindall, Doris Church, Carl Tindall and Peter Tindall, Siblings
  • Joseph Chrzanowski, Husband of 35 years
  • Charles (Charlie) Wilkins, Partner
  • John and Matilda "Tillie" Tindall, Parents


  • Visitation Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, May 18, 2018

Mary Chrzanowski

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Jackie and Don Genovese

May 15, 2018

Debra, Donnie, Cole, Quinn, Karen, Steve, Blake, Brandi, Logan, Joseph and Nathan,
The first time we met Mary her smile was that of a warm and fun-loving woman. We were secretly hoping that our children would marry and make us one big family. We were so happy when Debra and Donnie decided to marry and make a family together. Finally we would get the daughter, and the sister we'd never had! Throughout the next several years we shared many, many happy and funny times with Mary as well as some that were absolutely heart-breaking . We watched in wonder as Mary regrouped and bounced back from each and every obstacle that confronted her, with determination, confidence, strength, optimism and grace. Mary loved worshiping God and teaching others about him with never-ending dedication. We will miss her terribly but we are relieved that she is now at peace. Don and I will continue to be here for you all.
God Bless You and bring you Peace.
All our love,
Jackie and Don

Janet Bongard

May 14, 2018

I'm so very sorry for the loss of your mother. I always referred to her as Aunt Mary. She was a beautiful person and I have many memories of her when I was a child, baking cookies for Christmas, swimming, and playing with Karen and Joseph. I had the pleasure of meeting Deborah after the move to Florida. Aunt Mary will always hold a special place in my heart. Sending love to all of you. Xoxo