of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Detroit, age 93, died Sunday, August 27, 2017 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born July 5, 1924 in Poland, the daughter of Walter & Frances (Ryl) Wawrzyniak.  Mary was a volunteer at Our Lady Queen of Apostles in Hamtramck, St Hyacinth in Detroit, and St. Mary Orchard Lake. She enjoyed cooking, gardening vegetables, flowers and herbs, canning, music and dancing.  

She married Walter Cichon on July 16, 1946 in Germany, and he preceded her in death on October 1, 2001. Survivors include two daughters, Christine (Jerry) Wilczynski of Chelsea, Wanda (Bob) Redys of Sterling Heights; 5 grandchildren, Amy Cichon, Christopher Cichon, Mathew (Arelis) Wilczynski, Jerome (Rollen Cooper) Wilczynski, Renee (Sean) Redys-Lynch; 4 great-grandchildren, Jakob and Leah Wilczynski, Madison Lynch, Mazie Lake; and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, Walter, Mary was preceded in death by  a son, John.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 29, 10:30 am  at the Chelsea Retirement Community main chapel, with Rev. Cathy Rafferty officiating.  Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township, Michigan.  The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, with a prayer service at 7 pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Silver Maples, 100 Silver Maples Dr, Chelsea, MI 48118 or the Chelsea Retirement Community, memo: Christmas Employee Fund, 801 W. Middle St, Chelsea, MI 48118.

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#7 Robert Zieba 2017-08-29 16:48
Dear Wanda and family!
We are so very sorry for your loss. We are with you in your sorrow, please accept our deepest sympathy!
As christian, however we live with the hope of seeing our loved once again in heaven where there is no tears, and no sorrows, and no death.
The entire Zieba's family from the Chicago area.
#6 Rose Polzien 2017-08-28 22:04
Sending our love and prayers to the Cichon family.
You were all blessed with such a wonderful, beautiful, giving and caring women. God Bless you family in this difficult time. We love you all,
Rose, Jim, Ally and Adam
#5 Chris Stankewich 2017-08-28 15:56
Dear Wanda, I know this time is a very sad time for you but, always remember you were lucky to have such a sweet and caring mother. Always keep the good memories in your heart.
#4 WANDA KALINOWSKI 2017-08-28 11:13
Dear Wanda and Krysia,
We share in your grief, aunt Mary was such kind person.
We remember many meeting shared with her whole family, they were joyful and charming.
Condolences from Canadian/Polish family, Wanda and Genia
#3 margaret brakoniecki 2017-08-28 10:26
Dear Mrs. Wanda,
We are so sorry to hear that Mrs. Cichon passed away. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Very kind , loving and helpful. Our prayers are with you and your family. Margaret and Mom (neighbor from Talbot).
#2 Renee Redys 2017-08-28 10:07
Grandma, I am honored to be your granddaughter and feel blessed to have had you be such a big part of my life. I loved spending time with you and will miss you so very much. Please know that you will never be forgotten and I hold you close to my heart.
#1 Marlene Poma 2017-08-27 22:47
Dear Wanda,
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I remember her well. She was always such a lovely person . I'm sending prayers & hugs to you and Chris during this sad time.

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