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Mary Ann T. (Hojnowski) Kosakowski

June 18, 1946 ~ November 2, 2019 (age 73)


Mrs. Mary Ann Theresa (Hojnowski) Kosakowski, 73, formerly of Dallas, passed into Eternal Life Saturday, November 2nd, following a prolonged and heroic battle with a terminal illness.    

                Born June 18, 1946 in Nanticoke, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Gritczen) Hojnowski.

                Educated in the Nanticoke schools, she was a member of the 1964 graduating class of the Greater Nanticoke High School. 

                Placing her career on hold to be a full-time wife and mother, Mary Ann later rejoined the work force and eventually retired from the Board of Veterans’ Appeals in January of 2016. 

                In her spare time, she enjoyed visiting flea markets, listening to pop music and watching television and motion pictures from her youth.  Most of all, she loved spending time with family.

                Mary Ann is remembered by all those who knew and loved her as being a loving, caring wife, mother and grandma to her adoring family.  Her fun loving and caring spirit will be greatly missed by all those she touched in this life.

                In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Mr. Peter L. Kosakowski Jr. on February 25, 2010.   At the time of Pete’s passing, the couple shared forty years of married life together.

                Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Kristen Handel and her husband Ken along with their sons, Graham and Oliver Handel, all of Egg Harbor Township, NJ; Her son, Jeffrey Kosakowski and his companion Joshua Cloe of Harrisburg; Brother-in-Law, Paul Kosakowski of Wilkes-Barre Township; two sisters-in-law, Rose Ann Martin, Mountain Top and Lois Zluchowski, Cove Springs, FL; Numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.  She was also blessed with many friendships that lasted for decades.

                Memorial funeral services for Mary Ann will be conducted Tuesday, November 12th at 11:00 a.m. from the Wilkes-Barre Heights location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 281 East Northampton Street. Inurnment will be private and at the family’s convenience.  Relatives and friends may join the Kosakowski family for visitation and shared remembrances Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

                Mary Ann’s family would be humbled if those wishing to make a monetary donation in her memory, kindly give consideration to the capital improvement campaign at her grandsons’ school, Saint Joseph’s Regional School, 11 Harbor Lane, Somers Point, NJ 08244; Attention: Mrs. Carla Marone.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
November 12, 2019

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Wilkes-Barre Heights Location
281 East Northampton Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-5813

Memorial Service
November 12, 2019

11:00 AM
Wilkes-Barre Heights Location
281 East Northampton Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-5813


Saint Joseph's Regional School Capital Campaign
11 Harbor Lane, Somers Point NJ 08244
Tel: 1-609-927-2228

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