Mary Ellen (Rosnack) Szwejkowski from East Meadow, NY, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the age of 72 after a hard-fought battle with Ovarian Cancer.
Mary Ellen was born in Queens, New York on November 16, 1948 to Mary Catherine and Edward J. Rosnack. She was born deaf, however, she never let this get in the way of becoming successful and living life to the fullest. After working hard at the New York League for the Hard of Hearing for speech training and lip reading, Mary Ellen went on to graduate from Plainview High School, Molloy College, and even went on to Graduate School at St. John’s University to obtain her M.S. degree in Microbiology, after which she worked in a hospital laboratory.
Mary Ellen married Thomas Szwejkowski on May 1, 1976 and went on to raise four children: Jason, Justin, James, and Jenna. Mary Ellen was a devoted mother, wife, and animal lover who always put others before herself. She enjoyed traveling and exploring, spirituality, reading, and above all else, being in the company of family and friends. She cherished being a grandmother to her 5 grandchildren and took great joy and pride in watching them grow.
Mary Ellen is preceded by her mother, Mary, father, Edward, and brother, Robert.
Mary Ellen is survived by her beloved husband, Thomas, four children, Jason, Justin and his wife Dara, Jamie and his wife Nicole, and Jenna and her husband Rob, as well as five grandchildren: Keira, Tyler, Danielle, Brooke, and Serena.
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