Mary Ann "Mitzi" Gajarsky Greco, 96, of Washington died Sunday, January 8, 2017, in Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington. She was born January 27, 1920, in McConnells Mills, a daughter of the late Stephen and Irene Buchta Gajarsky, who came to the United States through Ellis Island for a better life in America. As a teenager, she marched with the coal mining families in Lincoln Hill and through downtown Washington in hopes of starting the union. Preceding her in death was her husband, Ralph C. Greco whom she married October 3, 1943, at St. Anne's Church in Hoboken, N.J., during World War II. While her husband was away during World War II, she worked wiring destroyers in New York Harbor. She was very active in local politics and the Democratic Party. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo and loved to bowl, but especially loved her family and cherished the special times she was able to share with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Greco was a very kind and warm family person. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church for many years. Surviving are a son, Ralph Stephen (Lorraine) Greco of Appex, N.C.; a daughter, Linda (Joseph) Homovich of Washington; six grandsons, Stephen (Carmel), Jeffrey (Catherine) and Daniel Greco, Joseph, Michael (Kristine) and David Homovich; three great-grandsons, Nicholas and Joseph Greco and Dash Homovich. Also surviving are a brother, Carl (Patty) Gajarsky of Missouri, and three sisters, Caroline McQuade of New York, Marguerite Marchisella of South Carolina and Jo Ann Hollier of Washington. Deceased are three brothers, Peter, John and Steve Gajarsky, and three sisters, Catherine Miller, Irene Cava and Helen Cline. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc., Wilson at East Katherine avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director. A prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, January 14, in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Washington, with the Rev. Robert L. Seeman as celebrant. Burial will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. Memorial contributions may be made to John F. Kennedy Catholic School, 111 West Spruce Street, Washington, PA 15301. Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com .
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