Mary M. Antalek, 78, of Huffman Street, Bellevue, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at The Cleveland Clinic after a brief illness.
She was born June 8, 1929, in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of Francis T. and Josephine (Shea) O'Donnell. She married Robert A. Antalek Sr. on Nov. 25, 1948, in Buffalo.
Mom was our whole world. She was the most loving and kindest person. Everyone who knew Mom loved her and she loved everyone like they were her own. She lovingly raised a large family and was delighted in her children and grandchildren. Mom was truly the heart of our family. Her sacrifices and love throughout her 59 years of marriage were what held our family together. Her love for her Savior was the foundation of our home and because of her, we were shown the true meaning of love. She devoted her life to us and to our father and always had a beautiful smile on her face. Mom, every second of everyday, you will be loved and missed by all of us.
Mary was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bellevue.
Mary is survived by her husband; five sons, Michael Antalek of Albuquerque, N.M., Robert (Minda) Antalek of San Bruno, Calif.., David Antalek of Pleasant Hill, Calif., Thomas Antalek of Lafayette, Calif., and John Antalek of New York City; five daughters:, Mary Beth Antalek of Buffalo, Theresa (Richard) Zondlak of North Street, Mich., Kathleen (John) Piscitello of Seville, Ohio, Lorraine (Steve) Smith of Norwalk, and Coleen Wood of Bellevue; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Wilfred (Rita) O'Donnell of Buffalo; and one sister, Joan (Frank) Soldano of Norwalk, Conn.
She is preceded in death by two sons, Steven and Patrick Antalek; her parents; brother, Francis O'Donnell; and sister, Patricia Nolan.
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Foos & Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue, where the Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church, 231 E. Center St., Bellevue, with the Very Rev. Keith Stripe officiating. Burial will follow in Bellevue Catholic Cemetery.