Mary Spala, 96, of Warren, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Concord Care Center in Hartford. She was born September 4, 1922 in Warren, the daughter of Nicholas and Sophia (Vincle) Duchnak, and had lived in the area all her life.
Mary attended the former Market Street School in Warren and retired from Packard Electric after 33 years as an auditor. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, roller skating, and watching sports on television, especially golf. She loved the Florida beaches, especially Clearwater Beach, and had travelled to Hawaii and Europe.
Fond memories of Mary live on with her two sons, Larry F. of Howland and David G. (Ofelia) Spala of St. Cloud, Fla.; two grandchildren, Dante and Charise Spala; two step-grandchildren, Veronica Tabares and Jack Tabares (Jessica); two great-grandchildren, Isabella and Samantha; two sisters, Helen Duchnak and Ann Duchnak Sayers, both of Warren; and many nieces, nephews, and their families.
Preceding her in death are her parents; her beloved husband, Frank J. Spala, whom she married June 1, 1945 and who passed February 6, 2004; one sister, Annie Duchnak; four brothers: Joe, John, George, and Paul Duchnak; and one step-grandson, Michael Tabares.
Friends may call 5:00 to 7:00 pm Monday, August 19, 2019 at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home. Prayers will be offered at 9:20 am Tuesday, August 20 at the funeral home before leaving for the church. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Tuesday at Blessed Sacrament Church, 3020 Reeves Rd. N.E., Warren, with Very Rev. Canon Christopher Henyk officiating. Entombment will follow at Pineview Memorial Park. Dinner will be held at Vernon’s.