Mary A. Marciniak

Mary A. Marciniak

Mary passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center.

She was born May 21, 1928 in Otsego the daughter of Jake and Bibbianna (Badalamenti) Pirrone. Mary had worked at her parent’s grocery store and became part owner following the death of her mother and was an integral part of the store. She had also worked at Bob’s Hardware, many local retail stores, several area catering business and had retired from Parker Hannifin in 1994. After retiring she worked as a childcare provider until she was 79 and had also worked at Meijer giving out samples for several years. In July 1964 she married Marion Marciniak who passed away in 2008.

Surviving are her children, Kathi Brazee of Wyoming, Kathy (Thomas) Zierer of KY, Kris White of Kalamazoo and Laura Syers of Grand Haven; 8 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; siblings, Benjamin Pirrone, Jake Pirrone, James Pirrone and Josephine Megna along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Christine and brothers, Benjamin and Joseph.

Friends may visit with Mary’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Fr. Donald Klingler officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Margaret Catholic Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Mary may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Messages of condolence may be posted at

Print Obituary & Condolences Print Obituary & Condolences

Offer Condolence for the family of Mary A. Marciniak

Messages of Condolence

  1. Kimberly Marciniak says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you right now. So sorry for your loss. Aunt Mary was a kind and wonderful lady.

  2. Bob and Teresa Galloway says:

    Our sincere sympathy goes out to all of you. Mary was a great woman. I am so thankful for all the fun and laughs we shared with her and her family. Hugs for you all.

  3. sherry harrison says:

    Sorry for your loss My thoughts & Prayers are with all the family

  4. Don and Jeannie Hayes says:

    Thinking of you and your family love you always

  5. Amy Germain says:

    So sad Mary has passed. Fond memories of seeing her holding my baby girl when I would go pick up at daycare. Mary always asked me about the kids long after her daycare years were over. She was such a kind and caring person and a extremely HARD worker. She will be missed by many for sure.

  6. Dora says:

    Lori,Oney(OJ),Aaron,Jake and family we are so Sorry for your loss.Your grandma was a kind,caring,and loving lady and she will be missed.We Love you guys always

    • ŌNEY says:

      Thank you Dora for the kind words and condolences, bless you.

  7. Sabina Boston says:

    Mary’s daughter Kris and I (along with my sister Petra) were childhood friends. I think we were around 10 or so when we first met. One of my fondest memories of Mary was when were early teens and the Beatles were the rage. I walked into the kitchen at the house on Farmer Street next to the store while Mary was wrapping a Beatles hat for Kris for Christmas. She swore me to secrecy and I did not give it away. Mary was always very kind to me and very welcoming too. I loved spending time at their house as a kid. I am very sorry to hear of her passing and am sending Kris the family lots of love and prayers for healing their broken hearts. Sending love from Sabina (Bean).

  8. Sarah & Larry Barton says:

    I am so sorry that we can’t be there to support you through this difficult time. We loved Aunt Mary and will certainly miss her. Know that we are with you in thought and prayer.

  9. Shirley Brown and Flossie Walters Wesler says:

    Kris and family so sorry to hear of your loss. Mary was a good person and so much fun Hang on to all the good memories. She will be in your hearts forever. And may give you all peace.

  10. Kathi (Snyder) Fisher says:

    Kris, Laurie, Kathy, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a sweet lady. I know you will miss her terribly. I’m here for you if there’s anything you need.

  11. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    Dear Family of Mary,
    We are so sorry to hear of your Mom”s passing. She was such a kind, loving, fun! lady! May she rest in peace and please know she is now an Angel in Heaven watching over you! Love and prayers to all of you!

    • ŌNEY says:

      Thank you for the kind words and condolences, bless you.

  12. Connie (Campbell) Thomson says:

    My thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time. Mary was a wonderful lady which has been passed down to her children and grandchildren. I enjoyed her very much as my second mom during my junior and high school years with Lori. She will be missed by many. ❤️

  13. Deborah & James Tuttle says:

    Our Deepest Sympathy to the Marciniak family. We remember Mary as a very sweet nd kind soul. She welcomed everyone to her home with open arms and made everyone feel welcome. I am sure she will be missed dearly.

  14. KEN BRAZEE says:


  15. KEN BRAZEE says:

    Kathy sorry for your loss

  16. Jeanne (Harper) Van Eerden says:

    So sorry for your loss! Mary was a bright spot in my day whenever I entered the store, growing up and later. She made people feel loved. Praying you feel her love and comfort from your Heavenly Father at this time! God be with you.
    Jeanne (Harper) Van Eerden

  17. Judy Warner Krebs says:

    Kris and Angie, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mary. I had many good visits with her when she worked at Parker. She will be dearly missed.
    Judy Warner Krebs

  18. ŌNEY says:

    My Grandma was an exuberant individual with a zest for life, an unwavering love for her family a fiery wit that made her so lovable, a woman of strong faith and integrity, with her hands in the earth and her heart in the kitchen, she was sure to always put a warm meal in your tummy and a smile on your face. A woman full of wisdom, faith and love. May she angellicly rest in heavenly peace. I love you grandma!

  19. Donna Lowery says:

    Kathy you and family in my thoughts.May you find peace in memories.My condolences.

  20. Genevieve (Newton) Wrobleski says:

    Thank you Mary for being that neighbor that kept me on my toes growing up. Thank you for letting Annie and I walk through your yard so that we didn’t need to walk in the road. I appreciate you smiling at me through the window each day no matter how much my siblings and I annoyed you.
    May you rest in peace and walk through the wildflowers with Peach by your side.
    You will be greatly missed by all that knew you.
    God Bless you and your family!

  21. Genevieve (Newton) Wrobleski says:

    May God Bless you and your family. Many wonderful memories of these great neighbors that helped when times were tough.

    Rest in Peace with Peach at your side.

  22. Joyce Van Atta says:

    So very sorry to hear about you mom. She was a wonderful caring individual. Loved our times together, especially the ‘quarter’ when you were on the switchboard. God bless you and all your family.

  23. Diane and Lee Boysen says:

    Kris and families, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Sending big hugs and sending up prayers during this most difficult time.

  24. Virginia VanDyke says:

    Mary was a bright spot in my day when I would see her at Parker Hannifin back in the day. Condolences to her family at her passing.

Please share your thoughts ...

  • How do I send condolences?

    At the bottom of this page, you will find a condolence form. You will need to fill out some basic information prior to typing your message. (We will not share your e-mail address with anyone)

    Once you are finished, simply click the submit condolence button. Within 24 hours the condolence will be approved before it is published to the web site.

    We also provide a Tell-A-Friend feature located directly below these instructions. This form allows you to send the obituary to a friend. This is particularly helpful to someone who may live out of town.

  • Share This Obituary

    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.