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Marian L. Bochinski

March 4, 1924 ~ November 18, 2021 (age 97)


Our beloved mother, Marian L. Bochinski of Silver Spring, MD, went home to the Lord on Thursday, November 18, 2021. She was a devoted wife and mother who deeply loved her husband, Julius, married for 67 years, and together raising their 10 children and delighting in their grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Marian was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Oscar and Philomena Loewe, the second of six children. She married her husband Julius in 1948. They were beautiful dance partners who faced life’s challenges with a spirit of adventure and valued their joyous times, living first in Michigan, then Iowa, California, and finally Maryland.

Throughout her life, Marian was a devout Catholic. She weathered many changes and always accepted people’s differences in the spirit of Jesus Christ. She was the spiritual anchor for our family, full of wisdom and guidance, raising ten children with love and kindness and accepting with love and without condition every child and grandchild brought into the family by birth or adoption, and never forgot a birthday.

In addition to raising such a large family, Marian was active in charitable activities throughout her life, through the Church and other organizations, advocating for fair housing in the 50’s and 60’s, and working with inner city Catholic communities. Her generous charitable giving continues beyond her passing. She led by example, teaching her children the power of love, kindness, and respect, lessons that have now passed to the next generations.

When her youngest children were old enough, Marian re-entered the workforce, and dedicated over 20 years working as an Executive Assistant for the Sisters of Mercy headquarters in Washington DC.

In her “spare” time Marian thoroughly enjoyed playing bridge with friends and family, loved flowers and creating a beautiful garden at each family home and entertaining family and friends.

Marian was the beloved wife of Julius H. Bochinski; mother of Barbara Bochinski, Linda (Jack) Dunnigan, Stephen (Debra) Bochinski, Janet Bochinski (Pat), Mark (Janet) Bochinski, Carol (John) Van Pelt,  David (Karen) Bochinski, Patrick Bochinski, Michael (Vicki) Bochinski and Terri (Mark) Ciamarra.. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren and many great grandchildren, and so many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 15563 Norbeck Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906 on Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:00 am with Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Interment private. Following the Funeral Mass there will be a reception at the Crystal Ballroom, Leisure World, Clubhouse 1.

If you wish to leave a message or post a photo, please feel free! The family would love to hear from each of you and your memories of Marian!

Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Relief Services, www.crs.org. 

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January 8, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
15661 Norbeck Boulevard
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Mass of Christian Burial
January 8, 2022

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
15661 Norbeck Boulevard
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Reception Following Service

Leisure World Clubhouse 1
3700 Rossmoor Blvd.
Silver Spring, MD 20906


Catholic Relief Services
228 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore MD 21201-3443
Web: https://www.crs.org/

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