Mary M. Mark at 100

Mary M. Mark, 100 years old, of Holliston, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2023. Born in Milford on February 26, 1923, Mary was the daughter of the late Mary (Belens) and Waclan Kolenda. She was the wife of the late Stanley Mark. 

Prior to moving to Holliston, Mary was a Milford girl for her first 40 years. She was a talented violin player and singer of opera. She enjoyed her time spent singing with the Saint Mary’s Church Choir in Milford and singing solo at the church for weddings and special occasions during the 40’s and 50’s. She was also a gifted artist and a crafter.

Mary is survived by her sister, Ida Kolenda of Holliston, as well as many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her siblings, Anna Tarrasky and Joseph Kolenda. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 9th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated following visitation at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Mary’s Church of Holliston. Burial will follow in Milford….at Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Cedar St. Milford.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Foundation for the Blind, 1108 Third Avenue, Suite 200 Huntington, WV 25701 or


Chesmore Funeral Home

1 Comment

  1. Suzy D'Alessandro on March 12, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    Mary I wish I knew you when you were younger so I could see and appreciate all of your talents. You are a strong, confident and loving woman. You will be forever in my heart.
    Love, Suzy (your #1 fan)