Mary Ann Czerlinsky

Mary Ann Czerlinsky

Suffolk , VA
12.01.1939 - 01.02.2020
Boston, MA

Our beloved mother, Mary Ann Czerlinsky, peacefully passed away on January 2, 2020 in Suffolk, VA, after a period of declining health with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband Rolf and her parents Francis X. and Mary J. (Whooley) Sullivan.

Mary Ann was born in Boston, MA in December 1939. After graduating high school, she attended Mount Auburn School of Nursing, in Cambridge MA, proudly earning her Registered Nurse cap and pin. In 1957, she met her future husband Rolf and in 1962, they would be married and start a family together. After raising their family in Chesapeake, they eventually moved to Suffolk to enjoy lake life and retirement, all the while, making many good friends along the way.  Mary Ann would come to use her passion for nursing in many ways working as a hospital nurse, an industrial nurse and an office nurse.  Mom loved taking care of her family, her home, and her gardens and became Mother Nature to the birds and the butterflies.

She is survived by three children and their families:  Mark Czerlinsky, of Boston, MA, Brian Czerlinsky and his wife, Libby of Virginia Beach, VA, Kristin and her husband, Danny Breslin, of Powhatan, VA, and grandchildren Hannah and her husband Jeff Clay, and Adrienne Czerlinsky, all of Virginia Beach, VA.  She leaves behind her devoted sister Johanna and her husband, Frank Conley, of North Quincy, MA, and her niece, Julie Donovan, also of North Quincy, MA. Mary Ann leaves a loving sister in law, Susi Thompson of New Hampshire, brother-in-law Karl Tobiason of Massachusetts and many cherished relatives and cousins. And, of course, she leaves behind her furry, four-legged constant companion, Annabel.

Mom taught us many lessons in life, but first and foremost, she taught us to always cherish our family, to always listen, and to always live life with purpose. While we will miss her greatly, we will be forever thankful for her love.

Our heartfelt thanks to Mom’s many friends and neighbors who shared their lives with her.  Her friends were invaluable in helping us care for her and for that, we are forever grateful.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 202 South Broad Street, Suffolk, VA on Friday, January 10, 2020, at 11am. In lieu of flowers, we humbly ask that you consider donating to the Suffolk Animal Shelter, 124 Forest Glen Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434 or to a charity of your choosing. Condolences may be registered at

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St. Mary's Catholic Church
202 South Broad Street
Suffolk , VA 23434
United States


To Johanna and the Czerlinsky Family,

We were saddened to hear of your loss. We are wishing all of you strength and peace.
With Deepest Sympathy,

Frank and Stacey,
in Boston, Massachusetts

Frank & Stacey Isles-Brako

Dear Family,
On behalf of the City Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to you our sincerest sympathy on the loss of Mary Ann. She was a wonderful person and it was always a pleasure to be in her company. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Office Staff

Ronald H. Williams

Extending my deepest sympathy.She was such a great friend to my children. I enjoyed being with her at the cook-outs the kids had. She will be missed so much. Ginger Riley

Ginger Riley

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