Maria  Paleczka

Maria "Mary" Paleczka

April 04 1935 - December 17 2023

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Obituary of Maria Paleczka

PALECZKA (Nee Moskwa), Maria “Mary” 88, passed away peacefully on December 17, 2023 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Born on April 4, 1935, in Montreal, QC, Mary Paleczka was a cherished wife to the late Tony (August 10, 2017) for 47 years. Dear mother to Ken Hyra and his wife Sheila Somerville, stepmother to the late Daniel Paleczka, and his wife Enza. She was a loving Baba to Jillian (Mike), Curtis (Kaetlyn), Alec, Ian, and Genia, and great grandmother to Nina, Jaelyn, Anakin, and Matthew. She was predeceased in death by her sister, Janet Baxter, her brother in law, Ken Baxter and great grandson, Benjamin. 

A long-time public servant with the University of McGill and the Government of Canada, Mary dedicated her life to others. Her warmth and generosity touched countless lives, not least of which were her family. Mary was unwavering in her dedication to those closest to her. Her grandchildren and great - grandchildren were the luckiest recipients of her time, and hope to be able to emulate her love, support, and understanding. Baba will truly be missed for all the time we never had, and always be remembered for the wonderful time we did. 

Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL - BANWELL CHAPEL (11677 Tecumseh Rd E) on Thursday, December 28, 2023 from 12pm to 2pm. Following the visitation, a private immediate family ceremony will be held as she is laid to rest next to her beloved husband Tony. 

A special thank - you to Shana Fathers Thibert for all the love she showed Mary and Tony in their lifetimes. Shana’s compassion and love will never be forgotten. Thank-you to the staff at Village on the Ridge (Ridgetown) as well as Amy’s Helping Hands who provided caregiving services. A thank-you to Kelly and Vicky who became friends with Mary. Thanks to her neighbors for their friendship and kindness over the years. Thank-you to Dr. Henry Fortuna for all his care and compassion given to Mary. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s honour would be greatly appreciated to the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at 


Public Visitation

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday, December 28, 2023
Banwell Chapel
11677 Tecumseh Rd. East
Windsor, Ontario, Canada