Mary Teresa Dabal Bagan, 89, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla.
She was born June 28, 1924, in Pereshpa, Poland, and came to the Englewood area in 1978.
Mary was a Siberian Concentration Camp Survivor. She enlisted in the Royal Air Force; immigrated to the USA in 1949; joined AA — Sobriety date Sept. 22, 1957; was a Naturalized U.S. Citizen in 1971; and was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Raphael Catholic Church since 1980, while also active in the Choir and the Order of St. Francis. Mary married Howard A. Bagan in 1962, and lived in Long Island, N.Y.
She is survived by her two sons, Henry T. Pertkiewicz Sr. and Thomas A. (Elizabeth) Bagan; six grandchildren, Henry Pertkiewicz II, Quinton Pertkiewicz, and James, Michael, Sarah and John Bagan; and two great-grandchildren, Lincoln and Logan Pertkiewicz. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, in 2001; and parents, Hedwig Travinska and Tomas Dabal.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Lemon Bay Funeral Home in Englewood. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014, at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Gulf Pines Memorial Park in Englewood.
Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home.