Funeral Mass for Mary Elizabeth Strazi Andrzejewski, 77, of Greenville will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 2 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. She died peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville, MS. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Mary was born October 6, 1939 to Dilemma and Alma Margaret Mangialardi Strazi. She graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in 1958. She married Edwin J. “Andy” Andrzejewski on July 7, 1962.
Mary served as deputy collector for the Washington County Tax Collector’s office for 12 years. In 1984, she was elected Tax Collector and served for 20 years before her retirement in 2004. Mary served as President of the Mississippi Tax Assessors-Collectors Association as well as on the Executive Board of the association. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Girls and Boys Club of Greenville. Mary served as President of the Business and Professional Women’s club, and was recognized as their Woman of Achievement in 1992. She received the Meritorious Service Award from the Washington Country Board of Supervisors for her faithful service to the citizens of Washington County. Mary was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church where she previously served on the Parish Council and the Bereavement Committee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dilemma and Alma Margaret Mangialardi Strazi, brother, Peter Strazi, and daughter Margaret Ann Andrzejewski.
She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Edwin J. “Andy” Andrzejewski, sons, Michael (Monica) Andrzejewski of Richmond, VA, Paul Andrzejewski of Southaven, MS, Steve Andrzejewski of Clayton, NC, brothers, Bob Strazi of Pensacola, FL and Joseph Strazi of Greenville, MS, sisters, Shirley (Jack) Sandrus of Altoona, PA, Josie Rollins of Troy, TN and Patricia McGraw of Greenville, MS, Granddaughters, Ashely (Eric) TImmel of Fairfax, VA and Brandi Andrzejewski of Richmond, VA, great grandson, Noah Ryder TImmel, Goddaughter Sherry (Neal) Haley, and devoted niece Kim (Dwight) Elkins, both of Greenville, MS, along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Maroun Hayek, Dr. Buddy Thompson, and Sara Jones with Delta Regional Hospice care for their care and compassion shown to our dear Mary.
There will be a visitation one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Church Restoration Campaign, C/O St Joseph’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 1220, Greenville, MS 38702, in Mary’s memory.