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Mary Orlowski

April 25, 1938-January 2, 2019

LECLAIRE — Mary E. Orlowski, 80, of Rochester, Minn., formerly of LeClaire and Moline, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Madonna Towers in Rochester.

Funeral service and Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Bettendorf. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday at church. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Bettendorf. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mary was born April 25, 1938, in Arlington, Mass., the daughter of Joseph John and Stasia Stella Niemyski Daley. On April 4, 1959, in Cambridge, Mass., she married John Orlowski. He preceded her in death Feb. 15, 2014.

Mary graduated valedictorian in her high school, she had a special devotion to Mother Mary and faithfully prayed the Rosary every Friday. Mary loved her group at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Bettendorf. Mary enjoyed playing cards and being with friends. She also enjoyed working at the store located within Madonna Towers, she was enjoying her iPad where she was playing and defeating much younger players in word games online.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Susan Orlowski of Homewood, Ill., Kathleen Church of Redmond, Wash., Christopher (Barb) Orlowski of Rochester, Aileen (Daniel) Haertjens of Geneseo, and Mary (Thomas) DeSmet of Pendleton, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Mary was preceded in death by her parents and brother Robert Daley and sister, Eleanor (Daley) Cole.

Online condolences may be made to Mary's family by viewing her obituary at

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