Mary Jane Fowler of Brewster, NY, passed away Saturday January
26, 2019 at Westchester Medical Center with her family at her side at
the age of 95.
She was born October 25, 1923 in South Bend, IN, daughter of the
late Walter and Blanch (Napieralski) Wegenka. Mary Jane graduated from
St. Stanislaus High School in South Bend in 1942. She served with the
United States Marine Corps from 1942 to 1946. After her discharge from
the Marines she married Irving E. Fowler of Carmel, NY at St.
Catherine of Sienna Church in New York City. In 1964 they moved to
Brewster, NY. Mary Jane worked as a teacher’s aide for WARC in Katonah
for 22 years before she retired. She was a member of St. Lawrence
O’Toole Church in Brewster, a volunteer for Putnam Hospital Center for
30 years, spending most of her time at the Eagle Eye Thrift Shop in
Brewster. She volunteered at the office of the aging and was a life
member of the Putnam Marine Corp. League.
Her husband Irving predeceased her in 1988. She is survived by
her son Kenneth Fowler and his wife Amy of Brewster, NY, daughters
Barbara Hoeper and her husband Paul of Arlington, VA and Patricia
Fowler of Summit, NY and two grandchildren, Jeffrey Lawrence and
Patrick Hoeper. Mary Jane was predeceased by her siblings Rita Csenar, Pat Laskowski,
Chester Wegenka, Bob Wegenka, Daniel Wegenka, Walter Wegenka and Frank Wegenka.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday January
30, 2019 at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster, NY, at 10:00 am.
The interment will take place at the convenience of the family.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday January 29, 2019 from
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Ave., Brewster, NY.
In Lieu of flowers contributions in Mary Jane’s memory may be made
to Putnam Hospital Center, 670 Stoneleigh Ave., Carmel, NY 10512.