Marian Equils

Obituary of Marian R. Equils

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On July 24, 2022 the world became a different place for those who love Marian Equils. She left this earth that morning to finally see what Jesus looks like and to rejoin Terry, her husband of 54 years. Her parents Anna and Stanley Pietkiewicz, sister Virginia and brother-in-law Joe Pasquantino were there to welcome her home too. Marian was born on July 2, 1938. She turned 84 years old this year and enjoyed cake, multiple bouquets of flowers, and the company of her three children, Theresa, Sean and Kelly for her birthday. Some of her grandchildren were there too, Eric and his wife Rachel, Gianna, Gabby, David, Anna and Wyatt. Amanda couldn't make it but she was there in spirit. It's no secret that Marian loved her kids but she loved her grandkids more. Baby Boy Equils, Eric and Rachel's son, hasn't made his appearance yet and Marian loved him even more! She was so happy to become a great-grandma to be! Her sisters Christine Gullo, Carol Fetterhoff and her husband George got to see her too. Jimmy Jagow, her favorite person to yell at, joined in as well. Marian's youngest sister Paula and brother-in-law Don Moxham from Arizona sent her lots of love to add to the joy. If you knew Marian, you'd know she was always willing to open her home and heart to anyone. She took in Denise (Burks) Patterson as one of her own and Denise's children, Katherine, Jon, and Melinda, as well as Katherine's son Liam became her grandchildren. Marian was called mom by quite a few of her kid's friends. It's because she made them feel welcome and at home. If she invited you in, you became a part of her life and family. She had no issue yelling at anyone who made her mad but she was always quick to forgive. Marian had lots of people who loved and cared for her. From her many nieces and nephews to friends from church, her family was not always blood related. She even considered her cats Timber and Midnight to be her family. She was always an animal lover and the neighborhood kids used to bring injured birds or strays to her for help. Marian loved to play games like Yahtzee, scrabble, and card games. It was a normal thing for her threatening to punch you out if she was losing. She wasn't a great fan of cooking but she did make great chicken soup and pierogi. She never turned down a liverwurst or fresh tomato sandwich and couldn't understand why more of us didn't enjoy them as much as her. You'd often visit and find her snacking on jellybeans or chocolate covered cherries while watching her favorite shows. She enjoyed reading in the back yard and watching the birds. Simple things made her happy. Marian graduated from Trott Vocational School as an LPN. She used to work at Memorial Hospital where she once saved a baby that was discarded by the doctor as a hopeless case. She resuscitated the baby and returned it to its mother only to have the doctor take the credit. She was never one to brag or take the spotlight. She spent her life always taking care of everyone around her as a nurse, wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Although she endured over two years of illness which finally took its toll on her body, she never gave up wanting to take care of everyone else around her. She felt badly for needing her children, grandchildren, and aides to help her at home when she wanted to take care of them. In the end she always insisted she wanted to be home when she passed. She was in the best place she could be with the best care anyone could ask for at Niagara Hospice House in Lockport. Her family and friends came to see her daily. In the end she knew home wasn't a place, it is the people who love you who make you feel at home. Like she did for so many throughout her life. Marian did not wish to have a wake or a funeral. She wanted flowers when she was alive and got lots of them to fill the house before she went to hospice. To honor her wishes a simple graveside service will be held at 11am on Thursday July 28th at Acacia Park Cemetery in North Tonawanda where all who knew her are welcome to join her family to say goodbye one final time. There will be NO PRIOR visitation and no luncheon afterwards. Instead of flowers, the family request donations be made to Niagara Hospice House or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to ZAJAC FUNERAL HOME INC.
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Thursday
28
July

Graveside Service

11:00 am
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Acacia Park Cemetery
4215 Tonawanda Creek Road North
North Tonawanda, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Acacia Park Cemetery
4215 Tonawanda Creek Road North
North Tonawanda, New York, United States
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1938 - 2022

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