Obituary of Anna A. Mroczkowski
Cohoes – Anna Vergoni Mroczkowski passed away at the age of 95 surrounded by her family and friends on Thursday, December 22, 2022. She decided to spend half of her birthday with her family here on Earth, and the other half with her family up above. She is survived by her three children, Virginia (Timothy) Ryan, Marsino (Judith Dutt) Mroczkowski, and Patricia Shaw. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jennifer (Michael) Sala and Sara Mroczkowski as well as her great grandson, Ryan Sala. Anna is also survived by her very special friend with whom she felt was another daughter, Linda Graca. Anna was predeceased by her husband John (Moe the Pro) Mroczkowski, her mother and father Maria Baldini Vergoni and Pietro Vergoni, her brothers Marsino and Joseph (Peppy) Vergoni, and by her sisters Lena Cutterini, Josephine Pusatere, Attilia Reed, Louise Vergoni and Ardwina Vergoni. Anna was employed by the Office of the State Comptroller in Payroll for 25 years, a job which she greatly enjoyed. Anna was known for many things, but the things most important to her were family, cooking homemade meals, traveling, and of course making a couple trips to a casino here and there. Anna took many trips to Italy and South America along with some cruises too. As she got older, she decided to take on the typical ‘New Yorker’ during winter months and became a ‘snowbird ’traveling down to Southern Florida. She was known for doting on her children, they were the center of her world and made her the most proud. As her children started growing up and Sunday dinners weren’t always as easy to make, Anna invented what would be called ‘Macaroni Tuesday’. Tuesdays started with just a few around the table and ended with a full table. The table also included a dog name Bear, who patiently waited for his meatballs to be served after every meal. She was a terrific cook and made it her mission to pass down the traditions learned from her mother and aunts and managed to teach not only all of her children, but her grandchildren as well. She taught the ways of how to make the traditional Italian dishes. From homemade pasta, meat raviolo, veal and peppers, to homemade soups, cookies, and her famous biscotti. Anna left a legacy that extends far beyond just memories with loved ones. She has left the gift of treasured meals and family secret recipes. The gift of a memory with every bite. When she wasn’t cooking up big meals with her family, she enjoyed winning big at the casino or by betting on horse-racing. She especially loved going to the Racino in Saratoga. Any excuse to stop at Cracker Barrell on the way was always appreciated. Anna’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren lovingly called her ‘Noni’ a name in which she was referred to by many. She made anyone who walked through her threshold feel as though they were her grandchildren as well. She will be missed by all who knew her, and if you’re lucky she’ll let you steal glimpses of her in her families cooking. She will be missed by all who knew her but remembered for eternity. Relatives and friends may call at Holy Trinity Parish, 122 Vliet Blvd., Cohoes, NY 12047, on Friday, December 30th from 9 to 11 am with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00am. Inurnment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions to start a scholarship in Anne’s memory be sent to Cohoes High School Alumni Association c/o Anne Mroczkowski P.O. Box 115 Cohoes, NY 12047.
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