Mary P. Lomaga of Mattituck, N.Y., died peacefully on April 5, 2011.
Predeceased by husband, George, and baby daughter, Pauline. Beloved mother of George and John; mother-in-law to Barbara and Peggy; precious “Nannie” to grandchildren Stephen (Carmela), Heather (Richard Petrowski), John and David; and great-grandmother to Nathan and Arianna.
Mary was born in Bayonne, N.J. She married her beloved husband, George, and moved to Mattituck to work the family farm and raise her family. Mary worked at Hazeltine Corporation in Riverhead for 25 years as a circuit board assembler and line lead lady. She retired in 1986.
Mary, an avid pinochle player, enjoyed listening to country music. She loved to travel with her family, especially to the coast of Maine, where she savored fresh lobster, Disney World in Florida and all the states in between.
Mary proudly celebrated the Ukrainian holidays and customs with her family and instilled in them the love of the traditions of their heritage. Mary, along with her brothers, Steve and John, performed cultural dances at the Ukrainian Pavilion at the 1934 World’s Fair in New York.
Her friendly, outgoing nature and concern for all will be deeply missed by friends and family.
Visiting hours were held at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck on Friday, April 8. The Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, April 9, at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church in Riverhead. Interment was at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Cemetery in Riverhead.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mattituck Fire Department Rescue Squad or San Simeon by the Sound in Greenport.