FERENZ MARY POSCH FERENZ Mary Posch Ferenz passed away on Monday, August 12, 2013, at the age of 83 at the Sunrise at Fox Hill Assisted Living Community in Bethesda, MD. She was born on March 2, 1930, in New York City, the daughter of the late Anton and Pauline Posch of Slovakia. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Joseph Andrew Ferenz, her parents, her sisters, Theresa Hromada and Anne Robinson, and her grandson, Mark Ferenz. She is survived by her two daughters, Anne Ferenz and Jean-Marie Fernandez; one son, Peter Ferenz; one brother, Anthony Posch; eight grandchildren, Sofia Fernandez, Alexander Fernandez, Alina Fernandez, Elizabeth Wallace, Paula Fisher, Helen Ferenz, Margaret Ferenz, and Andrew Ferenz; and five great grandchildren. Mary met and married the love of her life, the "boy next door", Joseph Andrew Ferenz on November 15, 1952, and embarked upon 58 years of a wonderful life marked by deep love, family, and extensive travel. Always by her husband's side and following his work overseas, she lived many years in The Netherlands, Iran, Canada, Great Britain, and spent many months in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Mary and her husband retired to Charlottesville, Virginia, and enjoyed time together with friends and watching her husband play golf. Mary loved reading with a passion, classical music, and absolutely anything British. She adored her grandchildren, and spent her final years helping with homework, attending recitals, and watching her favorite tv shows in their company. A Funeral Mass will be conducted 11 a.m., Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, MD. Interment services will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park in Rockville, MD. The family will receive friends and family immediately following the interment at the home of Jean-Marie and Raul Fernandez. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington at 924 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20001. (202) 772-4394. catholiccharitiesdc.org
Published by The Washington Post from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2013.