Wife of the late Charles N. Geipel. Mother of Anna May Vasil and fiance Robert G. Pieger, II of Orange and the late Charlene M. Geipel. Grandmother of Nicole Vasil of Miami, FL, Christopher Vasil of Prospect and Nicholas Vasil of Orange.
Daughter of the late Michael and Anna Barnauskas Machulskis. Sister of Magdalen Cronin of Orange, Anthony Machulskis of West Hartford, Michael Machulskis of Bordentown, NJ and the late Anna Chrusciel, Albina Wallen, Joseph and William Machulskis. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Prior to her retirement Mary was a receptionist with Mademoiselle’s Beauty Salon.
Mary was a lifetime member, Past President and Chaplain of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 127 of Orange. As Chaplain she participated in many Memorial Day services and marched in the parade with her sister Magdalen/Margie until the age of 89 in 2006.
She continued to be a part of the parade, representing American Legion Auxiliary Post 127. She attended many Flag Day and Veteran’s Day ceremonies in Orange.
She was a founding member of the Trinity Council Knights of Columbus Columbiettes and was active until it disbanded. She continued to be active in the Columbiettes in North Haven and was currently active in Father Cavanaugh Council of Hamden. She served as the Connecticut State President of the Columbiettes in the 1980′s.
She participated in countless events for the Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes, Special Olympics and events for the mentally handicapped. She was a member of the Knights of Lithuania.
When she was in her 70′s, she participated in many activities and events at St. Casimir’s Church in Wooster Square New Haven including cooking in the kitchen for many hours. As a member and Past President of the Holy Infant Church Woman’s Guild for many years, Mary participated in many Ladies Teas, “Second Time Around” Sales and other fundraisers for the Holy Infant Church.
Many of her friends and family would enjoy her outstanding cooking, frequently coming to the house for various cookouts and family reunions. Mary loved her family. She was blessed to have lived with her sister Margie for over the last 30 years, as well as her daughter and her grandchildren.
In her later years she enjoyed the Senior Center in Orange and especially Bingo and chair exercises. Mary was always seen with her sister Margie and referred by every as “The Ladies” or “The Girls.”
The family wishes to especially thank her caring Dr. Eric Fan for providing Mary with exceptional care over the years, as well as the outstanding Staff at CT Hospice.
Services and burial will be announced at a later date and time.
In Lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or the American Legion Post 127, 630 Grassy Hill Rd., Orange, CT 06477.