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Mary Ann Szczech


Mary Ann had a pure heart and was kind. She loved and cared about people and animals (dogs and cats), especially the underdogs. She loved life. She laughed, smiled and always put her heart into  everything she did. She enjoyed our family outings on our large wooden boat on Long Island with our  brothers, sisters, parents and our rescued beagle “Cappy” aka “Captain”. We enjoyed floating on big tire tubes on the serene, peaceful bay. Floating on the bay was like being a part of a beautiful lullaby and we were taught the beauty of simplicity. Mary Ann embraced simplicity. 

Mary Ann welcomed each and every rescue animal that our parents brought home (cats & dogs) with a  hug and a kiss, especially our beagle “Cappy”, our black Labradors especially “Pepper”, cats “Midnight  and Crackers” and the abandoned puppies that my father saved from an opened sewer in the road.  Mary Ann was very gentle and loved to watch Cappy swim in the Bay with us, watched TV with Pepper, snuggled with Midnight and Crackers and gently cradled the two Little Puppies. 

Mary Ann wrote songs, colored in her favorite coloring books, prayed and went to church every Sunday  until she became wheelchair bound. She loved listening to Joel Osteen and to her favorite artists, The Beatles, Barry Manilow, Kenny Loggins and Chicago to name a few. Her favorite songs were “Hey Jude”,  “This One’s For You”, “Celebrate Me Home” and “Make Me Smile”. Music was a huge part of her life. 

Mary Ann had health challenges down the road, but she always remained positive. She never  complained and always looked on the bright side. I don’t know of any other person in the entire world  that could have gone through what my sister did … and still be able to smile. 

My sister Mary Ann was a brave, pure spirit and she was my true Hero. 

We love you with all of our Heart and Soul dear Sister… You are Our Beautiful Angel in Heaven.

If you would like to donate to a charity that Mary Ann cared about please help “No Dogs Left Behind”, a  Global Rescue Organization. No Dogs Left Behind fights on the front lines saving dogs from  slaughterhouses, dog meat trucks, wet markets and exposing illegal dealers and breeders. 

Mary Ann was so happy to learn that No Dogs Left Behind was raising funds to build a  Canadian Sanctuary. You can choose different options of where you want your donation to go  to (ex. Canadian Sanctuary, Food for Sanctuary Dog, Education Program, etc.). 

When you donate, in the “Donation in honor of & in memory of” section,  please write “In Memory of Mary Ann Szczech”. 

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