Mary Ann Marshall Torski

April 14, 1930 ‒ February 03, 2014

Mansfield, Ohio

Mary Ann Torski was one-third mom, one-third nurse, one-third best friend, and one hundred percent fortitude. As a pediatric nurse for 40 years, Mary Ann cared for generations of babies and children in Mansfield with a special combination of caring and strength. She clothed herself with an Elmo strapped to her stethoscope, Disney character scrubs and the perseverance to care for the smallest of patients, through the toughest of times.

Mary Ann passed away Monday morning February 3, 2014 in Winchester Terrace. She was 83.

Born Mary Ann Marshall April 14, 1930 in Mansfield to Robert and Mary (Wilkinson) Marshall, she was graduated from St. Peter’s High School. She earned her degree in nursing from Dayton College of Nursing and worked first for Mansfield General Hospital, then Dr. Wadsworth, and then Dr. Struble before finishing her career with Drs. Blackstone & Shaw.

A lifelong member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Mary Ann formerly taught CCD classes for the church. She was past president of Mansfield Women’s Club, enjoyed playing bridge, and will be remembered for her personal philosophy of self determination.

Mary Ann was a people person, who enjoyed the company of others, and cherished time with her family. Her family includes her surviving children Gregory & Stephanie Torski of Hingham, Mass., Julie & Doug Litt of Mansfield, Robert Torski of Cleveland, Diane & Nelson Flinders of Columbus, Evelyn Torski of Ashland and Sharon Torski of Columbus; 11 grandchildren; a great granddaughter; and her brother Richard Marshall of Seattle, Wash.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Phillip Torski on November 30, 1996. Also deceased are her sons Dr. J. Stephen Torski, David Brian Torski and James Bradley Torski.

The Torski family will receive friends Friday, February 7, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where a vigil service will be held at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, celebrated by the Rev. Father Gregory Hite. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory to St. Peter’s Parish may be made at the funeral home.

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