OBITUARY

Ms. Mary G. Marchese

July 20, 1925April 8, 2018
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Mary G. Marchese went to be with Jesus on Sunday, April 8, 2018 in Houston, Texas. She was born into a large, loving, Polish family on July 20, 1925, in Willis, TX. She was one of 12 siblings and grew up on a farm during the Great Depression where the family made a living growing cotton and tobacco. Wanting to be independent, she was only a teenager when she joined her older sisters in Houston and found work as a nanny and housekeeper. Joining the war effort, she and her sister Rosalie got jobs in the shipyard building battleships. After the war, she worked as a dental assistant, while going to Massy Business College to learn secretarial skills. During this time, she met her future husband at a Sunday dance. He was the love of her life and they married in 1950 and settled in a rural part of north Houston. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother to her husband and five children. She loved sewing and could make anything from curtains and quilts to clothes for herself and her kids. She learned the craft of upholstery to boot. As good as she was at sewing, she excelled at cooking and baking bread, cookies, cakes, and pies. There were always good aromas emerging from her kitchen. She enjoyed saltwater wade fishing and crabbing and spent many summer days filling up a stringer of fish or an ice chest of crabs at Port Bolivar, Texas. Her grandchildren, when they starting arriving, were the joy of her life. She relished spending time with each one and watching them grow. She enjoyed traveling and visited Jamaica, Cancun, Mexico City, and many cities in the U.S. She was very excited to get to attend the Grand Ole Opry which she had listened to on the radio when she was young. Closer to home, she loved her casino trips to Louisiana. She was very devoted to her Catholic faith and for many years was a member of the Legion of Mary, and Altar Society and attended Mass several times a week when she was able to do so. She instilled in her family a deep love of Christ. Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Alice and Stash Gregory, 10 brothers and sisters, loving husband, Joseph (Bubbie) Marchese, daughter, Linda Schulle. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Bill Adams; son-in-law, Alfred Schulle, Son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and MaryEllen Marchese, Son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Lauren Marchese, Son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Kim Marchese, brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Jo Gregory; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Gregory. 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 2 great, great, grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation – 5 – 8 p.m Wednesday April 11, 2018, Earthman Resthaven, 13102 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77060 Funeral Mass – 10:00 a.m. Thursday April 12, 2018, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 501 Tidwell Rd, Houston, TX 77022

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Mass Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, April 12, 2018
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I had the pleasure of taking care of Mrs. Marchese! She was a joy to get to know, and I will always have a special place in my heart reserved for her. God rest her beautiful soul, and my condolences to her lovely family.

Linda Schulle

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Biography

Mary G. Marchese went to be with Jesus on Sunday, April 8, 2018 in Houston, Texas. She was born into a large, loving, Polish family on July 20, 1925, in Willis, TX. She was one of 12 siblings and grew up on a farm during the Great Depression where the family made a living growing cotton and tobacco. Wanting to be independent, she was only a teenager when she joined her older sisters in Houston and found work as a nanny and housekeeper. Joining the war effort, she and her sister Rosalie got jobs in the shipyard building battleships. After the war, she worked as a dental assistant, while going to Massy Business College to learn secretarial skills. During this time, she met her future husband at a Sunday dance. He was the love of her life and they married in 1950 and settled in a rural part of north Houston.
She was a loving and devoted wife and mother to her husband and five children. She loved sewing and could make anything from curtains and quilts to clothes for herself and her kids. She learned the craft of upholstery to boot. As good as she was at sewing, she excelled at cooking and baking bread, cookies, cakes, and pies. There were always good aromas emerging from her kitchen.
She enjoyed saltwater wade fishing and crabbing and spent many summer days filling up a stringer of fish or an ice chest of crabs at Port Bolivar, Texas. Her grandchildren, when they starting arriving, were the joy of her life. She relished spending time with each one and watching them grow.
She enjoyed traveling and visited Jamaica, Cancun, Mexico City, and many cities in the U.S. She was very excited to get to attend the Grand Ole Opry which she had listened to on the radio when she was young. Closer to home, she loved her casino trips to Louisiana.
She was very devoted to her Catholic faith and for many years was a member of the Legion of Mary, and Altar Society and attended Mass several times a week when she was able to do so. She instilled in her family a deep love of Christ.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Alice and Stash Gregory, 10 brothers and sisters, loving husband, Joseph (Bubbie) Marchese, daughter, Linda Schulle. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Bill Adams; son-in-law, Alfred Schulle, Son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and MaryEllen Marchese, Son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Lauren Marchese, Son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Kim Marchese, brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Jo Gregory; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Gregory. 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 2 great, great, grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation – 5 – 8 p.m Wednesday April 11, 2018, Earthman Resthaven, 13102 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77060
Funeral Mass – 10:00 a.m. Thursday April 12, 2018, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 501 Tidwell Rd, Houston, TX 77022