Mary I. (Pawluk) Hetman

September 7, 2011

MARY I. (PAWLUK) HETMAN – in Woburn, September 7th. Beloved wife of the late Alexander N. Hetman. Devoted mother of Marcia Hetman of Woburn, Janice Douglass and her husband David of Lilburn, GA and Linda Benson and her husband Ben, also of Woburn. Loving grandmother of Stephen Marks, Jr. and his wife Michelle of Woburn, Stephanie, Martin and Zachary Douglass of Lilburn, GA, Richard and Nicholas Benson of Woburn and great-grandmother of Devin and Madeline Marks of Woburn. She was a very special aunt to Kevin Kozachuk, his wife Maureen and family of Woburn and niece Karen Hunt, her husband Kevin and family of Woburn. Sister of the late Rose (Pawluk) Kozachuk, and mother-in-law of the late Stephen Marks, Sr. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Holy Trinity Cathedral, 165 Park Drive, Boston, on Monday, September 12th at 10 a.m. Calling hours at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, are on Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. The Panikhida Service will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mrs. Hetman’s memory to the Holy Trinity Cathedral, 165 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02110.

OBITUARY:

Mary Irene (Pawluk) Hetman lifelong resident of Woburn passed away at her home after a courageous two year battle with cancer. The beloved wife of the late Alexander N. Hetman for nearly 50 years, she was 83.

Born October 1, 1927 to Russian immigrants Samuel and Stephanie (Semenuk) Pawluk she was raised during the depression, attended the original Goodyear School and graduated from Woburn High in 1945. She met her husband Alexander when she was fourteen years of age. They dated for several years and in 1946 married and brought three wonderful daughters into the world. Mary dedicated herself to her family. During the summer months they would all vacation in Rye, where many happy memories were made.

After High School Mary had worked briefly at A.J.Fowle’s and when her youngest daughter was in high school she returned to work there.and Woburn Machine until she retired in 1992. After her husband Alex died in 1995 she worked for Dr. Paul Radvany until 2009.

She loved spending time with her family, church and many friends. She was loving, kind and gentle and had no room for anger or vulgarity. She enjoyed crocheting, making ceramics, and never would miss a Red Sox game. Her family and friends have many treasured gifts she made for them, but the most important gift of all was the true compassion,love and respect shown to all.

She is survived by her daughters Marcia Hetman of Woburn, Janice Douglass and her husband David of Lilburn, Georgia and Linda Benson and her husband Ben also of Woburn. She was the grandmother of Stephen Marks, Jr. and his wife Michelle of Woburn, Stephanie, Martin and Zachary Douglass of Lilburn, Georgia, Richard and Nicholas Benson of Woburn and Great Grandmother of Devin and Madeline Marks of Woburn. She was a very special aunt to Kevin Kozachuk, his wife Maureen and family of Woburn and niece Karen Hunt, her husband Kevin and family of Woburn.

In addition to her husband Alexander and parents she is preceded in death by her sister Rose (Pawluk) Kozachuk, and son-in-law Stephen Marks, Sr.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Holy Trinity Cathedral, 165 Park Drive, Boston, on Monday, September 12th at 10 a.m. Calling hours at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, are on Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. The Panikhida Service will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mrs. Hetman’s memory to the Holy Trinity Cathedral, 165 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02110.

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  1. Marcia, Janice, Linda, and families,
    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was always such a gracious lady. She will truly be missed.
    And I will think of her every time I see a stack of afghans.
    In deepest sympathy,
    Carolyn (MacFarland) Cribbie

  2. Marcia, Janice & Linda

    We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your mother and our friend Mary. She was the best neighbor and friend one could have. We cherish the great memories we have and hope those memories will carry you all through in the coming days. May she have eternal piece.

    Jan, Bishy and family

  3. Linda & Family…so sorry to hear of your Mom’s death. She was a very good person and I remember her as being a very sweet lady. I’m very fortunate to still have my Mom and I send her condolences along with my own. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. To Mary’s Family
    I am sorry to hear about Mary’s
    passing. I loved working with her at Dr. Radvany’s. We had
    many laughs and she was so proud of her children & grandchildren. Rest in peace,
    Mary. You will be missed.

  5. Marcia & Family: I am so saddened by the passing of your Mom. She was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known and I feel honored to have called her my friend! I will miss our holiday Christmas card exchange – that was my favorite way to stay in touch with her! Many thoughts and prayers are with you all as you lay her to rest. All our sympathy and love, Kim, Chelsea & Savanna Costa

  6. Mary was such a great, loving lady. We were blessed to have known her these last 30-plus years. May the kingdom of God be hers. May her memory be eternal!

    Very Rev. John T. & Elizabeth P. Bacon

  7. With deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mary. I remember her fondly as a wonderfully warm and friendly woman. I’m sure she had tremendous impact on many peoples lives.

    Mark A. McNeilly

  8. Linda and family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I know how much she meant to you but now she is at peace. Thinking of all of you

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