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September 18, 2018

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March 9, 2018
Chris, thinking of you in your sorrow and wishing you strength in the days ahead. A mass for Mary Ellen will be said at St. Clement Church on March 15th at 9am.

My deepest sympathy,
Lori (Coleman) Schreiber
March 3, 2018
I took two sociology classes with Mary Ellen Konieczny at Concordia University Chicago. There is no exaggeration when I say that my life today would be entirely different absent the role that she played in it. I would not have attended graduate school or become a sociologist. More important yet, I'd have no model of kindness' centrality in the work of a teacher, an ethnographer, and a Christian.

Dr. Konieczny could run circles around people intellectually but you didn't often sense it because that wasn't what she was out to do. She was a servant in every sense of the word who, despite juggling an inordinate number of projects and commitments, always made you feel like her top priority. I will most remember the field trips in her Work & Occupations class, the help she provided when I was applying to graduate schools, and the faith and hope she maintained while critically analyzing some of the world's most daunting problems.

She joined the faculty at Notre Dame the year after I graduated but remained interested in and supportive of all my endeavors. If I could impact a mere fraction of all the lives that Dr. Konieczny has, I'd call it a life well spent.
March 1, 2018
Dear Chris -- My sincere sympathy to you and your family on the death of Mary Ellen. I remember her lively spirit at St. Clement and have followed her contributions to the Church over the years. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. Sincerely, Maria Leonard
February 28, 2018
My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved Mary. May the depth of your faith and the love of those who also share your loss have hope and comfort you.- 1 Thessalonians 4:14