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Mary E. Wiechniak.

ENFIELD, CT Mary E. (Mazzone) Wiechniak, R.N, 56, of Standish St in Enfield, died Saturday night beside her family, after time ran out on her 18 month battle with brain cancer. Mary was born and raised in Worcester, MA before moving to East Windsor, and resided in Enfield. She graduated from East Windsor High School in 1971. After high school, she graduated from Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing in 1974 and began her career as a registered nurse at the Boston Hospital for Women. In 1976 she was hired at Hartford Hospital where she worked 33 brilliant and joyous years as an R.N. Mary was the recipient of the Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing many times; including her last two full years as a nurse in 2006 and 2007.

In 1977 she married her ex-husband Gary Mazzone of East Windsor and they had their loves of their lives, their three kids Daniel, Brian, and Maureen. In 2003 Mary and her fiance Dennis Gagne of Newington were engaged. The couple has been in childlike love for over 16 years.

Mary had a thirst for life and enjoyed gardening, power walking, gyming and slimming, family vacation in York, ME, nursing, spending time with her family, talking with her kids, telling secrets, shaking her booty, and crashing weddings.

Mary is survived by her three children, Captain Daniel Louis Mazzone, husband of Lori Tatro Mazzone and her new grandson Austin Brian Mazzone of Newburgh, NY, Brian Noel Mazzone, husband of Kelly O'Connor Mazzone of Enfield, and her best friend Maureen Helen Mazzone of Enfield; her loving and caring mother, Margaret (Dillon) Wiechniak of Broad Brook; her fiance, Dennis Gagne of Newington; and her three step-children, Daniel James Gagne, husband of Ann Feng-Gange of Laguna Beach, CA, Colleen Elizabeth Gagne and Jason Bouffard of Newington and her new granddaughter Hayden Rita Bouffard, and Heather Erin Gagne of Newington. Mary is also survived by eight of the best sisters a girl could ask for, Carol Ann, wife of George Croft, of Ellington, Joan Mary, wife of David Raymond, of Enfield, Judy Marie, wife of Dr. Richard Gannon, of South Windsor, Debra Helen, wife of Daniel Roman, of Meriden, Gail Terese, wife of Attorney Keith Yagaloff, of South Windsor, Jean Elizabeth, wife of Mark Mocadlo, of Broad Brook, Susan Margret, wife of Thomas Valente, of Springfield, MA, and Lynn Ann of Manchester. She also leaves behind 27 nieces and nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her beloved father, Attorney Alfred W. Wiechniak, her loving big brother, John Patrick Wiechniak, and her precious little brother, Brian Francis Wiechniak. Mary also leaves behind many, many wonderful friends from work and town.

Calling hours will be at Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield, CT on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Church in Enfield on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Catherine's Cemetery in the Broad Brook section of East Windsor. Please refrain from sending flowers, the family would prefer that a donation be made to the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, Ill, 60018 or The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, 565 Ashford Center Road, Ashford, CT 06278-1720. For directions, or to leave an online expression of sympathy, please visit:

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Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
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Date:Sep 1, 2009
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