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Aycock Funeral Home

505 South Federal Highway, Stuart, FL

OBITUARY

Mary C Prussing

June 6, 1932May 14, 2020

Mary C. Prussing, 87 of Jensen Beach, Florida passed away peacefully at home on May 14, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Brooklyn, New York on June 6, 1932 to Mary and Joseph Gegan, Mary was the second oldest to her brother Joseph. She graduated from Bishop McDonnell High School in Brooklyn, New York, where she attended on a full academic scholarship.

After graduation, she worked for Pfizer, NY until marrying Wesley E. Prussing, Sr., a New York City police officer in 1953. The couple quickly moved from a small apartment in Brooklyn to a large 3-story home in Rosedale, Long Island where they raised seven children over the next 20 years. While raising her family and working various jobs to help with the day-to-day expenses of a large family, Mary stayed active in her parish community and remained a long time member of The Legion of Mary at St. Clare’s Roman Catholic Church.

Mary and her family relocated to Jensen Beach, Florida following her husband’s retirement from the police department in 1972. After her husband passed away shortly after their move to Jensen Beach, Mary became the Safety Director for the City of Ft. Pierce, a position she held for over twenty years, before retiring at the age of 62.

Mary spent much of her retirement years surrounded by family and friends while dealing with a protracted series of surgeries and illnesses all of which she bore with grace and serenity. She served as a Eucharistic Minister for many years at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Jensen Beach and joined the Franciscan Third Order (laity) which brought her much happiness and fulfillment.

Mary is survived by all of her 7children and their spouses, 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Mary’s entire life revolved around her family, faith and a wide field of friends and acquaintances. Her greatest joy, her greatest passion was humbly serving God, her family and her community.

There will be a Funeral Mass celebrating Mary’s life on Monday, May 18, 2020 at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Hobe Sound, Florida at 11:00 am. All who knew her are invited to attend (we will be observing the Covid 19 Florida safety guidelines).

“In my Beginning is my End. In my End is my Beginning”. T.S. Elliot

Services

  • Mary C Prussing

    Monday, May 18, 2020

  • Mary C Prussing

    Monday, May 18, 2020

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