Maryanna Ekster of New Suffolk died at her home April 25, 2015. She was 86.
She was born in Greenport on March 27, 1929, to Michael and Stefania (Baraczewski) Sawicki and was a graduate of Mattituck High School.
On Sept. 25, 1949, she married Frank Ekster at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Cutchogue.
Mary had been a school bus driver and custodian for New Suffolk School for over 40 years.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Ostrabrama Parish, a former Columbiette and a member of Cutchogue Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
Predeceased by her husband, Frank and a son Ronald; she is survived by a daughter, Diane Surozenski of Cutchogue and a son Lawrence Ekster of Cutchogue; a brother Edward Sawicki; two sisters Eugenia Beebe and Stella Hughes; seven grandchildren, Michael Ekster of Gray, Maine, Christopher Ekster of Southold, Timothy Ekster of Cutchogue, Michelle Ekster of Cutchogue, Teri Schusteritsch of Cutchogue, Lori Surozenski of Laurel and Joseph Ekster of Laurel and three great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased by siblings Stanley Sawicki, Helen Lech and Richard Sawicki.
The family received visitors April 27 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold where parish prayer services were conducted that evening. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated April 28 at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church, officiated by Father Piotr Narkiewicz. Interment took place at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Cutchogue.
Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 997, Cutchogue, NY 11935.
This is a paid notice.