Mary S (Dagelis) Reilly

Born: Tue., Jun. 10, 1913
Died: Tue., Dec. 25, 2012


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 30, 2012
Location: Poliks Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Mon., Dec. 31, 2012
Location: St. Joseph's Church

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Gardner- Mary S. (Dagelis) Reilly, 99, of Gardner, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 in the Wachusett Manor Nursing Home with her brother and niece at her side.

Mary was born in Gardner, MA on June 10, 1913 to the late Charles Dagelis and the late Amelia (Kulvete) Dagelis. She attended Gardner Schools and then cared for her siblings at a very young age. She later worked as a waitress at Stanley’s Lunch in Gardner for many years.

Mary was a member of St. Joseph’s Church and would walk to church every day until she was no longer able to do so. Her faith and family was very important to her and she was also known to be a very generous person to whom ever she came into contact with.

Mary belonged to the Lithuanian Outing Association for many years, she also enjoyed organizing parties of all types, traveling, cooking, and crocheting.

Mary leaves behind her brother Stanley Dagelis of Gardner, and her sister Jadwiga Engman of Westminster, a special niece, Donna Courtamanche and her husband Randy of Templeton, nieces Eileen Aiken and her husband Bruce of Florida, Shirley Engman of New York, nephews Carl Engman and his wife Sarah of Florida, and Glen Engman and his wife Paula of Revere, and three step-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband William Reilly who died in 1970, and her sister Helen Adams.

The family would like to thank the staff at Wachusett Manor Nursing Home for their loving care and kindness during Mary's Stay

Calling hours will be held from Poliks Funeral Home 431 Pleasant Street, Gardner on Sunday December 30, 2012 from 1:00pm – 3:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:30am in St. Joseph’s Church, 358 Pleasant Street, Gardner.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Church 358 Pleasant Street Gardner, MA 01440 or to Wachusett Manor Nursing Home Activities Fund, 32 Hospital Hill Road, Gardner, MA 01440 or may be left at the funeral home.

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Karol Zub
   Posted Thu December 27, 2012
Mary was a very caring, giving, sharing and loving person. When ever we would meet she was always postive and would tell me she wished she had moved to the Church St. housing. She will be missed. With deepest Sympathy. Karol Zub

Anne Marie Lupien
   Posted Fri December 28, 2012
Francis' Aunt Mary was a delightful lady. She came to our home to show me how to make galumpkis and kapusta as we made our own kielbasa. On another occasion she and Fran's other aunts gathered for dinner at our house. She was always so pleasant and happy to see us wherever we met. Rest in peace dear Mary.
North Port, Florida

Paul & Molly Aiken
   Posted Fri January 04, 2013
Our family was blessed to have such a strong and loving woman as its matriarch. I'm so pleased that Molly got to know her as well. You will be missed Auntie Mary.

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