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Obituary for Mary M Stodolski

Mary Stodolski, of Charles Town, WV, died unexpectedly on October 6th. She was 91 years old. The family is deeply saddened by her passing. Mary was born on March 31st in Hudson, NY, where she spent most of her life. She lived many places in her 91 years and called many states home - Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia.

Mary was a hard worker and well-known for running Claverick Diner, her family owned establishment in Claverick, New York, where she worked alongside her late husband and mother-in-law until retirement. Mary poured her heart and soul into all that she did. She adored her family and friends. Mary loved to knit, crochet, paint pottery, and cook. Anyone that knew Mary is likely to have something that she made. She was also an avid reader. When she was younger she loved romance novels, but as she got older she enjoyed suspense and mysteries best. “None of that mushy stuff,” she would say.

Everyone who knew Mary knew how special she was. Mary was full of light and joy, traits that were obvious to all after even just a single meeting with Mary. She was the original sour patch and would tell you about yourself while also offering you the shirt off her back. Mary was honest and true to the very end. She was one of the toughest people many have had the honor of meeting. She assured her family that she was “a tough bird” just days before her passing.

Mary is survived by her three children, Lawrence Stodolski, Berenice Schwartzbeck, and Anthony Stodolski, as well as an abundance of grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family and friends. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Francis W. Stodolski and her son, Francis W. Stodolski Jr. We will miss her more than words can say. Our family is grateful to know that Mary is at peace after living a long, full life.

Services are to be held at Berryville Presbyterian Church on Saturday, November 5th at 11 am. A luncheon of fellowship and celebration of life will follow the service.

Contributions in memory of Mary can be made to your local animal shelter in honor of Bailey, her beloved pitbull.