Rose Marie (Earley) Gorczyca passed away peacefully on November 26, 2022 at Mother of Good Counsel Home, where she received excellent care and compassion over the years. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 23, 1929 to Patrick and Cecelia Earley.
Marie, to most everyone, will be remembered as a thoughtful and caring woman whose sense of humor lightened up any room. She was an avid athlete and enjoyed many sports including swimming, tennis and volleyball. Her family and Catholic faith were very important to her.
Marie was a beloved wife to Edward, devoted mother of four, a very special grandmother of thirteen, great grandmother of five, sister, sister in-law, aunt, great aunt and friend to many.
Her thirteen adoring grandchildren who she dearly loved are—Jennifer, Matthew, Julie and Patrick Wehring, Anne Marie, Thomas and John Winkler, Jeff, Keith and Luke Gorczyca (and her precious little Lauren who is already in heaven), and Jack and Caroline Gorczyca. Marie’s great grandchildren are— Jacob, Lydia and Corrine Gorczyca and Jackson and Eleanor Winkler.
Marie is survived by her four children—Diane Wehring of Morris Township, NJ, Patricia Winkler (Thomas) of St. Louis, MO., Thomas Gorczyca (Mary) of Overland Park, KS and James Gorczyca (Debbie) of Kirkwood, MO. Marie is also survived by her loving sister, Cathleen O’Shea, as well as her brother in-law and sister in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews, caregivers and many friends.
SERVICES: Mass will be celebrated at Mother of Good Counsel, 6825 Natural Bridge, 63121, on Monday, December 12 9:30 a.m., visitation will follow the mass until we depart for Resurrection Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of cards and flowers, please make donations to: Mother of Good Counsel Home 6825 Natural Bridge Road St. Louis, MO 63121 “Memorial to Rose Marie Gorczyca”.