Maria Kwasnik

December 21, 1948May 12, 2018

Maria A. Kwasnik , 69, of Palm Bay, Florida, passed away on May 12, 2018. She was the wife of Edward Kwasnik. They wed on January 26, 1969; 49 wonderful years of marriage had been shared together.

Born in Heilbronn-Sontheim, Germany, she was the daughter of Mieczyslaw and Stanislawa Witkowski.

She was a proud and active member of the Polish Society of Passaic. So involved, she become their treasurer. A devote Catholic, she recently joined the congregation at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Palm Bay, Florida.

She is survived by her loving husband, Edward Kwasnik; daughters: Erika Perez (Edwin Perez Jr.), Vivian Shepherd (Chris Shepherd), and Sonja Pusaver (Barry R. Pusaver); grandchildren: Cassandra Perez, Izabella Perez, Tatiyanna Shepherd, and Evan Pusaver. She was predeceased by her brother, Matthew Witkowski and both parents.

Maria will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

A memorial mass will be held on June 9, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5330 Babcock St NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905.


  • Mieczyslaw and Stanislawa Witkowski, Parents
  • Edward Kwasnik, Husband
  • Matthew Witkowski, Brother
  • Erika Perez, Daughter
  • Vivian Shepherd, Daughter
  • Sonja Pusaver, Daughter
  • Edwin Perez Jr., Son-in-law
  • Chris Shepherd, Son-in-law
  • Barry R. Pusaver, Son-in-law
  • Cassandra Perez, Granddaughter
  • Izabella Perez, Granddaughter
  • Tatiyanna Shepherd, Granddaughter
  • Evan Pusaver, Grandson


  • Memorial Mass Saturday, June 9, 2018

Maria Kwasnik

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May 18, 2018

We were suppose to celebrate Maria's recovery from surgery... So sad that she left us so soon. My memories of Maria will also be linked to her loving and devoted relationship to her husband and family. No one seemed happier in this. She often spoke with great pride about her children and grandchildren and was so happy that she could walk her granddaughter to school each day ... It meant a lot to her to be with all of her family. As we worked together at Roche, it was always such a pleasure and inspiration to see Ed and Maria .. both usually smiling, friendly, and very kind. Her pride in her activities in the Polish community and the work she did was also always evident. I know that she was also active in the Pulaski Parade community as we ran into each other several times..
May God rest her soul and may the wonderful memories she shared with her family serve to comfort in the days ahead.
Unfortunately I will be in NJ in June but if there is another commemoration after July, I would very much like to attend.