Mary M. Markowski, 97, was born on July 14, 1909, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Her heart stopped beating at 4:15 a.m. on Feb. 6, 2007. She has one surviving brother, Frank (Helen) Dende of Scranton, Pennsylvania; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was married to Al Markowski (deceased) and lived in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania until she moved to New York City in 1961, to live with her daughter and son-in-law. She traveled to Pueblo, Colo., in 1969, with her daughter, Victoria Markowski and her son-in-law, Frank Cedrone (deceased), Duo-Pianists, where they became Artists in Residence at SCSC, USC and CSU-Pueblo. Mary had two children, Victoria (Rod Townley) of Pueblo and Eugene (Norma) of Apopka, Florida. She had four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. A celebration of her life service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main St, Pueblo, Colo., with Pastor John Richardson, Jr. officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Miss Markowski

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. I remember Mary as being quite a character and feel privileged to have known her, even just a little.

  2. Dear Rod and Victoria,
    I was so sorry to hear about Mary. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and she will be greatly missed.
    To Mary,
    Thank you for always making me smile.
    Love,
    Megan and family

  3. Dear Ms. M–I was very sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. She was a delightful lady and I remember her well. You were fortunate to have her for such a long time as well as having her close to you. May God bless you and Mr. Townley always. Love–Sharon

  4. Our sympathies go out to Vicki and Rod. There were some wonderful times over the years with Frank, Vicki and Mary. We hope those memories will comfort you at this time of loss.

  5. Grandma, We miss you so much. I hope you know how much we love you and we will always remember our times we shared with you. We will think of you everyday! You will be in our thoughts and hearts always.

    May you rest in peace, Love you
    David & Mary Kaye (Markowski) Zugelder

  6. Grandma, I can’t believe it has already been a year since you have been gone. We miss you so much. We love you! and think of you so often.

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