September 18 2023
Marie Patricia Czarnetzki, age 99 ½, of Bourne, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2023.
She was the beloved wife and high school sweetheart of the late Harold "Bud" Czarnetzki to whom she was married for 67 years. Loving mother of Gerry (Jann) Czarnetzki, Stephen (Alice) Czarnetzki, Karen (Elio) Farias, Patricia (John) Miller, Barbara (Mark) Tatlow, Anne (Peter) Balzarini, and Ruth (Edward) McDonald. Grandmother of 11 and great grandmother of 15. She was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Cordeau) and Joseph A. Chaisson of Natick. Sister of the late Joseph, Frances(Homer), Leo and George Chaisson.
She was a member of the first graduating class of St. Patrick's School in Natick in 1938. She went on to Our Lady Help of Christians High School in Newton then attended Framingham State College but World War II intervened, then marriage, and finally she returned to college at age 42 and graduated as a member of the class of 1967 with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education. She did graduate work at Stonehill College and Bridgewater State University. Marie loved learning.
Marie taught home economics at Old Rochester High School for 2 years and at Hastings Junior High in Fairhaven for 18 years. Upon retirement she and Bud traveled to Europe especially their beloved Algarve region of Portugal and all over the U.S. She had a very deep love of music and served for over 30 years as an organist at St. John the Evangelist Church in Pocasset. She and Bud volunteered with St. John's Bingo where she was entrance cashier for many years.
An accomplished seamstress, Marie was a costumer for the Bourne Players, and in later years a member of the Quilting Group of Buzzards Bay.
Marie's love of chemistry showed in her baked goods especially her Christmas braided breads and anadama bread which were sought after by family and friends. Her "playtime" was creating delicacies in the kitchen.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at Chapman Funerals & Cremations, 584 W. Falmouth Highway, West Falmouth. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist in Pocasset, 841 Shore Rd, Pocasset. Private Interment.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to American Cancer Society, 125 So. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130. This is ACS Hope Lodge which both Patty and Gerry have used during their cancer treatment. Or to the charity of your choice.
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