Mary Ann Mysliwiec
Mary Ann (Arbusto) Mysliwiec was called to her heavenly reward in the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 14, 2014.
Mary Ann passed away in the Heacock Hospice Pavilion at Chandler Hall after an 11 year battle with breast cancer. She was 66.
She was a parishioner at Our Lady of Grace Church in Penndel since 1986, and loved to help anyone in need.
After graduation from Fordham University, she spent her entire working career in education, and was director of special education and pupil services for the Bristol Township School District at the time of her death.
She was an exceptional cook and loved to entertain company, particularly during the Christmas season.
Mary Ann loved to travel and made many trips to Europe. Her favorite destination was Italy, particularly Rome and Venice. She also traveled throughout the United States, and her last trip was a cruise to Alaska in September 2013.
She was also on the staff and an enthusiastic supporter of the Trinity Chamber Orchestra of Washington, which was founded in 2000 by her brother-in-law, Richard Fazio and her sister, Nancy Arbusto Fazio.
Exercising, reading, crossword puzzles and her cooking occupied Mary Ann's free time. She supported breast cancer research and even ran in some of their events.
Mary Ann was determined to beat her cancer and approached that goal with the same enthusiasm, determination and dedication she demonstrated in everything she did.
Beloved wife of 44 years to Craig J. Mysliwiec, Mary Ann was the loving sister of Nancy Arbusto Fazio (Richard) and Joseph Arbusto (Ilana). She was the devoted aunt of Catherine Arbusto Stone (Justin); great aunt of Erin and Ava Stone and stepdaughter of Elvira Arbusto.
Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Friday, from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown and on Saturday from 9:30 until 10:30 am at Our Lady of Grace Church, 225 S. Bellevue Avenue, Penndel. Her funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Grace Church, followed by the Rite of Committal in Resurrection Cemetery.