Maria Mroczkowski To Lead Bayonne’s Contingent
NEW JERSEY – The Bayonne General Pulaski Parade Memorial Committee proudly announces that Maria Zofia Mroczkowski has been named the 2014 Contingent Marshal for the 77th Annual Tri-State Casimir Pulaski Day Parade.
Mrs. Maria (Casey) Mroczkowski is a fervent supporter of Polish American causes and her example to upholding and furthering the culture and traditions of Polonia is unwavering.
Born in the small farming village of Skaje, Poland, one of twelve children to the late Wladyslaw and Rosalia Bialosuknia, Maria was educated in Poland. She was an active volunteer in the community, assisting the parish nuns, the infirm, poor and those in need. As a youngster she developed a passion and talent for music, often singing in youth choirs.
She met her future husband, Casey, in Poland and in 1966 they immigrated to the United States. Here they raised their four children, Lilia, Stanislaw, Zbigniew and Barbara.
Maria has been employed with Bednix Corporation, Honeywell and L3 Communications. Her talent in music and gifted voice is willingly shared and appreciated, as she serves as President and section leader of the choir at Mt. Carmel Church in Bayonne; a position she has held for more than 35 years and where she and her husband are communicants.
Mrs. Mroczkowski has been an organizer and dedicated volunteer for many Polish cultural events. These have included Constitution Day activities, Oplatek dinners, Miss Polonia programs, youth studies-language, history, song and dance, commemorative programs, and religious observances. In support to Polish American charitable causes, her volunteer efforts include Deborah Hospital – Children of the World, Polish Heart Association Chicago, USA – Poland, Pope John Paul II legacy projects, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, Pennsylvania and programs coordinated at Mt. Carmel, Bayonne.
In addition to their four children, the Mroczkowskis have three grandsons and five granddaughters. Her hobbies include poetry, dancing, cooking, baking, sewing and knitting.
Maria’s family has proudly marched with the Bayonne contingent in the Pulaski Parade for over forty years; her husband Casey is a Past Marshal.
The Bayonne Pulaski Parade Memorial Committee will honor Maria Mroczkowski at a Sashing Brunch on Saturday, April 5 at the Chandelier Restaurant in Bayonne. Reservations are requested. For additional information, please call the event chairpersons, Ann Dworzanski at 201-436-2244 or Cindy Macon at 201-437-1315.