ANDRUSZKIEWICZ, Mary T. (Ciccio). Age 90, of Dorchester, MA died Sunday, November 8, 2020 at a hospice home in Braintree, MA.
Mary was born May 25, 1930 in Boston, MA, daughter of the late Lillian and Joseph Ciccio and was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Joseph Andruszkiewicz; her sisters Vincenzina Ciccio, Frances (Fanny) Woods, Josephine Montgomery, and her brother Guy Ciccio.
Surviving Mary are her daughters Mary Andruszkiewicz (Maria Smachetti) of Hopkinton, MA, and Lillian Andruszkiewicz; her sons John Andruszkiewicz (Elizabeth Whitesell) of Tucson, AZ, Robert Andruszkiewicz (Jyl Kelley) of Eau Claire, WI, Stan Andruszkiewicz of St. Petersburg, FL, and Paul Andruszkiewicz (Cynthia) of Quincy, MA.; and her sister Lillian Ambrosino of Lynn. Mary also leaves behind seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews.
While working as a paraprofessional in the Boston public schools with special education students, Mary obtained her college degree from Lesley College. Later in life she enjoyed her Monday nights at bingo and her too few trips to Foxwoods with family and friends. At 87 she contributed her childhood story to "Streets of Echoes", a compilation of memories of Boston's most enduring neighborhoods; also, through Grub Street publishers, her memoir is available at Boston Public Libraries. The daughter of immigrants Mary especially enjoyed preparing her mother's Sicilian, and her mother-in-law's Polish dishes for her grateful family and friends. From swordfish with oregano, to homemade kielbasa and golabki, she took great pride in mastering any cooking challenge. Mary was extraordinary, she had a twinkle in her eye, she was fun, feisty, full of life, and will be remembered for frequently instigating fits of laughter. She was always protective, loving, and caring. She was the best mom "ev-ah".
Private service and interment is at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA.
A celebration of Mary's life will take place post pandemic.
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