Marie A. (Kolessy) Damico

Feb. 4, 1919 — Nov. 5, 2019

Marie A. (Kolessy) Damico, 100, of Millcreek Township, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at St. Mary’s Home of Erie East. She was born on Feb. 4, 1919, 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 Holidaysburg and Lorraine Lindsay of Howard Beach, N.Y.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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 AARP.

Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at St. James Church, 2635 Buffalo Rd., Erie. A private entombment will be at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Altoona. Arrangements are by Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 845 E. 38th St., Erie.