Mary Paroski


image description

Mary Paroski Fain

Aug 31 1917 - Jan 06 2005

Mary Paroski Fain born in Dallas, Texas, to Thomas and Della Johnson Paroski: Her siblings were Milam, Martha, Tommy, and Jo who are deceased. Her brother Bob Paroski of Balch Springs survives her. She married Paul Wesley Fain May 20, 1934. When her children were in school, Mary belonged to the Ursuline Mothers’ Club, the Jesuit Mothers’ Club, and the Book Review Club. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Dallas, St. Michael’s in Garland, and St. Jude’s in Allen, Texas. Family was the most important part of Mary’s life. She enjoyed giving to family and friends more than receiving. She looked forward to Thanksgiving and always had a big, delicious dinner with her family. Before Christmas came, she would be in the kitchen preparing candy, cakes, pies, and cookies. Mary took great pride in her unique confectioners/bakers talent which was passed on to her from her father who taught her to bake as a child in his bakery. On Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, 4th of July, and birthdays she always made special dinners, candies, and desserts for her family. It was common for her to bake all day long, and then give away all the fruits of her labor. Mary moved to St. Joseph Village in Coppell this April and made many friends there, where the caring staff were like family. Whether playing cards, taking water aerobics, shopping, or having her hair and nails done in the salon; she loved living at St. Joseph’s. She also took great joy in living her life to the fullest by enjoying time playing with her great, great granddaughter. She was very happy to have enjoyed 5 generations of family, and was always a part of her grandchildren’s lives. Mary- (Mama, Maw-Maw, Grandma, and Mary Mae) was a loving daughter, a cherished wife, an exceptional mother, grandmother, great and great-great grandmother mother, and a true friend. Her memory will be truly treasured by all of those whose lives she touched. Mary is survived by daughters, Sybil Cotnoir of Allen, Yvonne Spence of Rowlett, sons Paul Fain, Jr. of Dallas, and Dr. Thomas Fain of Baton Rouge, LA; and brother Bob Paroski of Balch Springs. Grandchildren who survive her are: Renee Capehart of Rowlett, Charon Dean of Arlington, Julie Cotnoir of Allen, Leigh Cotnoir of Chula Vista, CA, Danna Briwa of Austin, Paul Wesley Fain III of Dallas, Ken Schoen of Mesquite, Kathy Anderson of Rowlett, Sarah Fain of Atascadero, CA, Abigal Staples of Slaughter, LA. Great grandchildren are: Andy Capehart of Rowlett, Zach Capehart of San Antonio, Ashby and James Dean of Arlington, Forrest and Hunter Briwa of Austin, Griffin Schoen of Mesquite, Kaitlin Anderson of Rowlett, Trey Rockforte, Jacob and Luke Staples of Slaughter, LA, and Great, Great granddaughter: Savannah Capehart of Rockwall Catholic Funeral Mass for Mary will be at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Allen, Texas. Funeral Mass and arrangements are as follows: 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 10, 2005, at the church. A rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m., Sunday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Dallas. In lieu of flowers, persons who wish to do so, please donate through the charitable organization of choice to the funds established for the victims of the recent Tsunami.
image description