Mary DeGross

She was born in Amsterdam, NY, September 12, 1918, daughter of the late Stanislaw Cisek and Stefania (Cisek) Grodzki. She moved to Danbury as a child and had been a Danbury resident since. She had attended Danbury schools and had worked as a waitress in the greater Danbury area.

Mary, a loving mother, grandmother and friend is survived by two daughters, Helene Andrews and her husband, Howard of Newtown and Roxanne McDuffy of Danbury; a son, Marcel DeGross and his wife Geri of Oakland, CA; a brother, Julius Kuratek and his wife, May of Bethel; seven grandchildren, Bradford Andrews, Carley Brown, Danielle Andrews, Lisa Andrews, Felix McDuffy, Simmons McDuffy and Maggie McDuffy; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two close friends, Dee Barrett and Patti Meyer.

Graveside funeral services and interment will take place at St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury on Tuesday morning at 11:30 a.m. There will be no calling hours. Green Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492.