Mary Helen Malinski

June 18, 1953November 28, 2018

Mary Helen Malinski, 65, passed away on November 28, 2018. Mary was preceded in death by her parents: Stephen and Helen Malinski. Mary is survived by her siblings: Stephen Malinski, Cynthia (Gary) Schweder and Loretta (John) Arient and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was the most loving, caring, innocent soul, one could ever meet. She will be missed dearly. Memorial Gathering beginning at 10 a.m. , at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 323 N Taylor St, Marengo, IL 60152, on Monday, December 3, 2018 with Mass to follow at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Special Olympics, Illinois, 605 East Willow Street Normal, IL, 61761 or visit Arrangements entrusted to Marengo-Union Funeral Home, for information call (815) 568-8131.


  • Stephen Malinski, Brother
  • Cynthia (Gary) Schweder, Sister
  • Loretta (John) Arient, Sister
  • Nieces and Nephews, Many


  • Memorial Gathering Monday, December 3, 2018
  • Memorial Mass Monday, December 3, 2018

Mary Helen Malinski

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Pat McGuinn

November 30, 2018

It was always a pleasure to see Mary whenever we visited Illinois. Mary and I share a birthday and we had that bond. I remember meeting Mary and her mom for breakfast at a little restaurant in McHenry. Everybody knew her and would stop over to say hello. She was so sweet and enjoyed talking and laughing. Her longevity was a testimony to how well she was cared for. I know she will be missed. Sunday movies with popcorn and ice cream will not be the same at the Arient house without her. She is at peace now with the Lord. I hope all the happy memories of Mary will provide comfort to her family, especially her sister Lorrie. May she Rest In Peace and May perpetual light shine upon her.

Loretta Arient

November 30, 2018

Missing you already. Sunday’s will never be the same. My heart aches to see you once again. May you be happy now with Mom and Dad. Love you forever.