Marie A. (Kolessy) Damico

Feb. 4, 1919 - Nov. 5, 2019

Marie A. (Kolessy) Damico, 100, Millcreek Township, passed away Tuesday at St. Mary’s Home of Erie East.

She was born in Smoke Run, daughter of the late John and Frances (Belin) Kolessy. She was the eldest of six children.

Surviving are two sisters-in-law: Janet Kolessy of Hollidaysburg and Lorraine Lindsay of Howard Beach, N.Y.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Anthony Damico; three sisters: Jean Kolessy, Mina Korinchak, and husband, Cal, and Frances Beckwith; and two brothers: John Kolessy Jr. and Frank Kolessy.

Marie was a graduate of Tyrone High School, the College of St. Francis, Joliet, and the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. She was a Catholic educator for 46 years, serving in schools in Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. She was a former member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites of Loretto, the American Legion Auxiliary and the National A.A.R.P.

Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at St. James Church, 2635 Buffalo Road, Erie. Private entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. Arrangements are by Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pine Ave. Branch, 845 East 38th St., Erie.

Condolences may be expressed at bruggerfuneralhomes.com.