Mary J. (Juzaszek) Midura, 91, a longtime resident of Framingham, died at her home on Aug. 25. Born in Chicopee, the daughter of the late Severyn and Mary (Kuk) Juzaszek, she was the beloved wife of the late Ernest A. Midura for 62 years.
Mary graduated from Chicopee High School and shortly afterwards went to work for the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company. She met her future husband after he returned home from World War II at Mountain Park Ballroom in Holyoke. He noticed her gold shoes, and their love for dancing and each other never wavered. They moved to Framingham, where she spent the last 64 years.
Proud of her Polish heritage, she carried on Polish traditions to the next generations. Mary was a past president of the Framingham Garden Club and a former member of the St. Bridget Church Guild. She worked at Big Brother Big Sister, and worked part-time at the Framingham State College Book Store. She was an accomplished cook who shared her special recipes with her loved ones and continued to enjoy cooking throughout her life. Mary was also an avid reader, and enjoyed many international and domestic travels into her 90s.
The definition of a beloved matriarch, Mary is survived by her children, David B. Midura and his wife, Rose, of San Diego, Christine M. Ward and her husband, Joseph, of Boston, Diane B. White and her husband, David, of Westborough, and Donna M. Spector and her husband, Steven, of Hopkinton, her 10 grandchildren, Amanda Farren, Justin and Andrew Ward, Kristin Robinson, Matthew Midura, Jillian Lowbridge, Nicole Kelly, Robert Boucini, and Olivia and Michael Spector, her 17 great-grandchildren, Leo, William, Owen and John Ward, Miles Farren, Clara, Patrick and Benjamin Robinson, Tierney, Kayla and John Midura, Mila and Andrew Lowbridge, John, Benjamin and Penelope Kelly, and Katarina Boucini.
Mary’s funeral Mass and interment were celebrated privately. A link to the video of the Mass is available at the website of the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home in Framingham (mccarthyfh.com/obituary/Mary-Midura).
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Mary’s name to The American Cancer Society (cancer.org).