Mary Frances Halepaska
August 22, 1948 – July 4, 2019
Mary Frances Halepaska, 70, passed away surrounded by her family on July 4, 2019. Mary was born August 22, 1948 in Victoria to the late Chester Paul and Frances Rose Valenta Brzozowske. We were married nearly 50 years and Mary is the woman who made me the man I am. I like to believe she made a difference in other people’s lives with her ready smile and great laugh. I could always find her in any store by listening for her laugh. Mary is survived by her husband, Douglas Joseph Halepaska; sons, Douglas J. Halepaska Jr. (Kendra) of Fredericksburg, VA., James J. Halepaska (Veronica) of Sugarland; sisters, Betty Ann Vacker of San Antonio, Shirley Kay Pheil (Robert) of Victoria, Beverly Jean Stuart of Houston, Fay Marie Cade of Houston; her grandchildren, Alex Ray Halepaska (Sydney), Kaitlyn Halepaska, Sarah Halepaska, Ella Halepaska and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Chester Ray Brzozowske. Memorial mass will be Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2 PM at Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament Convent with Rev. Phi Nguyen officiating. A reception and visitation will immediately follow. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of South Texas Dornburg Center of Compassion. Word of comfort may be shared at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.
- Douglas Joseph Halepaska Sr., Husband
- Douglas (Kendra) J. Halepaska Jr., Son
- James (Veronica) J. Halepaska, Son
- Betty Ann Vacker, Sister
- Shirley (Robert) Kay Pheil, Sister
- Beverly Jean Stuart, Sister
- Faye Marie Cade, Sister
- Chester Ray Brzozowske, Brother
- Glenda Griffin, Best Friend
- Chester Paul Brzozowske, Father
- Frances Rose Brzozowske, Mother
- Alex (Sydney) Ray Halepaska, Grandson
- Kaitlyn Halepaska, Granddaughter
- Sarah Halepaska, Granddaughter
- Ella Halepaska, Granddaughter
- Mary also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.
Hospice of South Texas Dornburg Center of Compassion
605 E. Locust Ave, Victoria, Texas 77901
- Memorial Service Saturday, July 13, 2019
Mary Frances Halepaska
July 13, 2019
My sincere condolences to Mary Brzozowske's family. Her Dad Chester Brzozowske was a cousin to my Dad James B. Brzozowski. I will always remember her cheerful wit, wisdom and ready smile and her kindness to me. May her soul rest in peace.
Capt. Abel and Becky Arriazola
July 13, 2019
To the Joe Halepaska Family,
It is with a heavy heart that we hear of Mary's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy and most sincere condolences during the time of bereavement. May the repose of the soul of Mary and the mercy of God shadow over her and may she rest in peace. Long live her legacy. Thoughts and prayers to the entire Halepaska and extended families.
July 10, 2019
I was a partner at Rosewood Funeral Chapels until I retired in May 2016. I met Mary some 40 plus years ago as a young funeral director at Colonial Funeral Home. I helped the Brzozowske and Halespaska families several times at both Rosewood and Colonial. Mary was always a pleasure to be around and work with. She always had a positive attitude and she always had that signature smile. Chester I know you will miss her but god will bring his blessings upon your entire family. May god bless all of you.
July 9, 2019
Mary was like a mother to me. She called me little Debbie. She was known for her infectious laugh and tender heart. She always knew just what to say to brighten your day. Everyone that knew her loved her. She made the best potato soup , a mean turkey, and always the best tea. Everything she touched bloomed to its fullest. I will miss our Dragon Palace lunches and movie nights. Heaven sure did get a little brighter with this angel. With all my love, Little Debbie (Borchardt PONTON)