Mary Catherine Shedlawski, 88, of Forty Fort, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
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Born on March 21, 1924, in Blossburg, Mary Catherine was the daughter of Frank and Helen (Kirejewski) Boinski.
She was a graduate of Blossburg High School, Class of 1941. She was the 1944 class valedictorian from Saint Joseph's Hospital, School of Nursing, Elmira, N.Y. Mary Catherine married Dr. Joseph F. Shedlawski on Nov. 15, 1947. After his death, she began a new career as a kindergarten teacher at the Wyoming Seminary Lower School, Forty Fort. Throughout her 30 year tenure with Wyoming Seminary, Mary Catherine educated hundreds of children. In 2008, she received the Joseph C. Donchess Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her many contributions to the school.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mary Catherine was preceded in death by her daughter, Pauline Shedlawski, who passed away on April 28, 1973; her brothers, Francis, Don, Charles and Paul Boinski; her sisters, Virginia Manikowski and Betty Lupkowski. She is survived by her son, Joseph F. Shedlawski and Connie of Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Family and friends are invited to call 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at Wroblewski Funeral Home, 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville.
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5, 2013