Mary Wolski

May 2nd, 1962 - November 29th, 2018

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Mary Wolski, 56, of Erie passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018. She was born in Erie on May 3, 1962, daughter of the Mary Margaret Trost and Joseph Wolski. Mary was a devoted daughter who will be remembered for her love of family and friends, generous spirit, and as an inspirational mentor.

Mary achieved her lifelong dream of becoming the first female firefighter on the Erie Fire Department in 1997. She was an avid softball player, additionally she was a NCAA, PIAA, and ASA softball and volleyball official. She enjoyed camping, the beach, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.  She was known to be always “at the ready” for anyone in need.  Mary was a graduate of Mercyhurst College.

Mary is survived by her partner Wendy Menard, adoptive son Roman Schmidt, sister Theresa Fromknecht (Robert), sister Christine Schultz (Howard), brother Joseph Wolski, sister Annette Wolski, nephews Andrew Fromknecht (Catherine) and Justin Stidham, great nephew Henry Fromknecht, and stepmother Elzbieta Wolski. She is also survived by the very special people in her life Heidi Keys, godson Simon Watson-Moore, and goddaughter Julius Watson-Moore. Mary was preceded in death by her mother, father, and niece Julie Fromknecht.

Calling hours at the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 East 38th Street, will be Monday, December 3rd from 3 p.m. until the time of a funeral service at the funeral home at  7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, you may make memorial contributions to the family in care of the funeral home.