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Mary C. Mazgaj, nursery operator Sept. 15, 1922 -- Sept. 18, 2005

Mary C. Mazgaj, who ran Blasdell Nursery with her husband, died Sunday under Hospice care in her son's Alden home after a long illness. She was 83.

She was born Mary Lokuta in Avoca, Pa., and grew up there before moving to Lackawanna 55 years ago. She lived in Blasdell for the past 30 years.

She and her husband, Max Sr., opened Blasdell Nursery in 1970.

Mrs. Mazgaj, who enjoyed reading, was the business accountant and buyer. Her husband died in April.

She is survived by her son, Max Jr. of Alden, and two grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Barbara Catholic Church, 551 Ridge Road, Lackawanna. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna.

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