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Mary Judith

Please Click here to view the funeral services held on Tuesday, August 25th 2020 for Mary J. Stanczak.


Visitation Tuesday, August 25th

Heritage Funeral Home 6615 W. Oklahoma Avenue from 9:30-11:00 am

 Mass at St. Gregory the Great at 11:30 am



Stanczak, Mary Judith

(nee Mosconi) Found peace with the Lord surrounded by her children and grandchildren on Monday, August 17, 2020 at the age of 95.  Born in Montreal, WI on September 3, 1924.

Preceded in death by her husband Joseph and son Timothy along with her sisters and brother.

Beloved and loving mother to Patrick Stanczak, Gail (Tom) Gustafson and Mary Jo Greilich.Most loving and proud Grandmother (Nana) to Michael (Drew) Stanczak, Ali Gustafson, Carli Gustafson, Joey Greilich, Cody Greilich and Kendall Greilich.

Mary was a devout Catholic and a founding member of St. Gregory the Great Church in Milwaukee.   She was also a founding member of the Christian Women’s Group.  Mary had a beautiful smile and a contagious laugh and personality that made everyone love her.

We would like to thank our family and friends for the support and love shown to our family and a thank you for the beautiful care our CNA’s provided to our mother over the past year.

Visitation Tuesday, August 25th at Heritage Funeral Home 6615 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee from 9:30-11:00 followed by a mass at St. Gregory the Great at 11:30 and burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery 3801 W. Morgan Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to St. Gregory the Great Church and St. Ben’s Meal Program in Milwaukee in Mary’s honor.

Due to COVID restrictions, the family will hold a Celebration of Life gathering to celebrate Mary for family and dear friends at a later date.


  1. Robert Mullen August 20, 2020 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    To the Family of Mrs Mary, you have our heartfelt condolences and prayers, Mary Jo to you and the entire family know that we love ❤️ you all and are here for you, God Bless You and Nay God”s peace forever be with you all.

    Bob and Doris Mullen and Family

  2. Gus & Anita King August 20, 2020 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    Mary Jo, our prayers and condolences are with you and your family. God will never leave or forsake you, trust Him and He will give you comfort.

    Gus & Anita Mullen-King
    St. Francisville, LA

  3. Donna and Tubby Smith August 23, 2020 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    To Mrs. Mary Jo’s family, especially Gail, Tom and Ali, please accept our sincerest condolences. We pray that you cherish the beautiful memories.
    Love always,
    Donna, Tubby and Saul Smith

  4. Fr. Karl Acker August 24, 2020 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    As a priest who with some regularity and over a number of years was invited to fill in for the pastor at St. Gregory the Great parish I had the privilege of crossing paths with Mary – mostly in the context of celebrating Sunday and and weekday Masses. I found her to be a delightful lady and one who always brightened my day. Invariable she had a sparkle in her eye. a smile on her face and something kind to say.
    My memories of Mary lack some clarity but I remember being corrected by her on how to pronounce Stanczyk (Stan-zak not Staan-check). I also fondly remember being invited to the Christian Women’s Spring Social. Invariably, she would arrive before I did and, when I arrived, insist that she pick up the tab for my Brandy Manhattan.(to which I raised no objection!).
    I Know her presence will be missed by her human family and by her spiritual family at St. Greg’s. Know that she and her family will be included in my prayers.

  5. Jeff Ford August 25, 2020 at 5:05 am - Reply

    Mary was one of The Silver Foxes, along with my mother, Camille Ford. They shared many adventures, including a trip to Rome, NYC, etc. as well as countless confidences, chuckles tears and even arguments. They weren’t saints, but as close as it gets, along with my grandma Christine, in this lifetime. The passion, the love, the ferocious devotion to her family… Hers was a life well lived and it was a joy to have known her so many years, kitty corner across the backyard and on later.visits to my mom My heart goes out to Patrick, Gail, Mary Jo, all the grandchildren and her countless friends. May her death be honored by the many happy memories she left with all of us. Her spirit lives on!

  6. Debra Pajula August 25, 2020 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Dearest Cousins,
    Your mom was a very special person in our family! She was always so kind & caring, and working hard to make everyone happy….and fed!!. I would be remiss if I didn’t say she was always so much fun to be with. We do so love her, and miss her. As I sit in my empty church, praying for her while the funeral is taking place in Milwaukee, fond memories are flashing through my mind. It is ironic but there is a spray of flowers here with a banner “ Loving Auntie”on them! I feel that is a special message from her today, as she certainly was a loving auntie! She truly was a remarkable woman who kept our families close. Now it is up to us to continue that strong extended family relationship that she, my mom Auntie Judy, Auntie Lena, and Uncle Phil built for us! You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time of great loss! We share in your grief. We now all have another guardian angel to watch over us! God bless you all! I love and miss you all!

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