Mary Irene Sowerbutts died October 26 at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown, Penna. Mary was an original resident of Levittown, moving into the Junewood section in 1956, with her husband Bill. In 2000, Mary and Bill retired to Twining Village, in Southampton.
Mary was born in Fitchburg, MA. on April 13, 1928, to John and Louise (Zelazo) Moryl, polish immigrants to the US. In 1946, she graduated from Fitchburg High School and worked as an executive secretary.
She and Bill married in 1951. Mary then worked at home raising her family and maintaining her home and gardens. She was an active member of St. Michael the Archangel parish; volunteering in the school, with the Cub Scout troop, and working each year at the parish carnival. Mary enjoyed sewing, gardening and spoiling her grandchildren.
Mary loved hot-fudge sundaes, chocolate chip cookies, Maine lobsters, and the beach of Wildwood. She was a very special friend who always put others needs in front of her own, which turned many friends into family.
Mary's surviving family includes: son David Sowerbutts and his wife Maryann, grandsons Mark and Josh, of Levittown; son William Sowerbutts and his wife Nancy of Medford, NJ; daughter Patti and husband Stefan Wawzyniecki, of Vernon, CT, grandson Stefan Peter, and granddaughters Rachel and Jessica, Jessica's husband Ryan Hinton, and great-grandsons Benjamin Ryan and Lucas William.
Mary is also survived by her sister, Regina Bouchard of Fitchburg MA and sister and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and special friends. Mary was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, William "Bill" Sowerbutts in 2012, and her brothers Frank Moryl of Westminster MA, and Jack Moryl of Huntington Station NY.
Mary's funeral will be held at St. Bede's Catholic Church, 1071 Holland Road, Southampton PA on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 11 AM. Visiting hours will be at Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, 323 Washington Ave, Newtown, PA on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 2 PM to 4 PM and from 6 PM to 8 PM.