Obituary of Mary Boksa
On January 12, the best mother in the world, loving wife, beloved grandmother, cherished aunt and kind friend, Mary (Juszczak) Boksa, passed away after battling vascular dementia, lung disease, and COVID pneumonia. Mary was born on March 17, 1942 in the mountains of Poland, growing up as an only child after the untimely passing of her mother Julia and her young brother and sister (John and Helen). She adored her father, Joseph, but he hoped for a better life for his daughter and helped her immigrate to the United States when she was 19 and he passed shortly after. Mary spent much of her life in the Chicagoland area where she met and married the love of her life, Alojzy “Alex" Boksa, and raised their family together for over 57 years. She brought joy and happiness to everyone around her with her infectious laugh, amazing sense of humor, and her loving spirit. She showered her family with so much love and laughter, especially for her children and grandchildren. She never forgot a birthday or anniversary and made sure everyone else “remembered” each family member’s special days, encouraging others to celebrate each other. Both Mary and her husband retired to Northport, Florida 22 years ago
Because of losing everyone at such a young age, the most important thing to Mary was her family. She was blessed with 4 children who adored her. She is survived by and forever cherished by her husband, her children and their families: Christina (Boksa) Canter with husband, Seth Canter and grandchildren Elizabeth and Andrew Canter; John Boksa with wife, Denise Boksa and grandchildren Kylie, Camryn, Hailey and Molly Boksa; Lucy (Boksa) Bischof with husband, Christopher Bischof and grandchildren Ava and Evan Bischof; and Grace Boksa with grand-dog Whoadie. They will never forget how fully and absolutely she loved and devoted herself to them. She would do anything for them, even teach herself new technology to become a texting expert to ensure constant communication with her family that spread out across the country. She would find more “family” in her work, neighborhood, and community, always making everyone smile and laugh with her vibrant and fun personality. Her philosophy on life was to make it fun because life is always better when filled with laughter and it was short. She was talented in making delicious food and creating gifts of embroidery, but also very much enjoyed good food and celebrating. There are no words that can express how much her laughter and light will be missed.
“The loss is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind.”― anonymousTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Boksa, please visit Tribute Store