Mary (Hreno) Pavlik

Born: Tue., Nov. 1, 1932
Died: Thu., Aug. 4, 2016


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 07, 2016
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 07, 2016
Location: Robert A Billick Funeral Home, Inc.


7:00 PM Sun., Aug. 07, 2016
Location: Robert A Billick Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Mon., Aug. 08, 2016
Location: St. John's R O Church

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God needed a special flower for his garden in heaven, so He called Mary. Mary Hreno Pavlik 83 of Monessen died peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 4 2016 in her home. She passed away in the arms of her son. Three months ago, Mary was diagnosed with an uncommon type of cancer that ravished her body but she fought a brave battle till the end. If God ever had an angel on earth, Mary certainly was one. Her words of wisdom and her loving ways had a way of touching everyone she came in contact with. Mary was an excellent cook and was noted for her home made pirohi's and ravioli's that she and her husband made for many years. She worked as a cashier at the Thorofare Market in Monessen. Mary was proud of her Slovak heritage and strong in her faith. She was a member of St. John the Divine orthodox Church of Monessen. Born in Monessen on Nov. 1, 1932 Mary was the daughter of the Late John and Mary Hudi Hreno. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Andrew, brothers, Andy in infancy, John and Michael and his wife Helen Hreno, a sister Anne and her husband John Haschets all of Monessen, two nephews Michael and Robert Hreno. She is survived by her son Andrew John and his wife Lisa of Monessen. Sisters Susan Urko and husband Richard of Monongahela, Helen Veschio and husband Val Gene of Monessen, sister in law Dorothea Urko of Hunker. Aunt Beka as she was known to her nieces and nephews is also survived by Nephews George Hreno and his wife Laura of Florida, Val Gene Veschio and his wife Lorrie of Monessen, Richard and David Urko of Monongahela, Mike Pavlik of Hunker and John Vetosky of Donora and a niece Cindy Pawelec and her husband Michael of Monessen in addition to many great nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 pm in the Robert A. Billick Funeral Home Inc. Grand Blvd and Marion Ave Monessen prayers will be held on Monday at 9:30 am in the funeral home followed by 10 am Funeral Services in St. John the Divine Orthodox Church with V. Rev Fr Gregory Peterson officiating interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. Parastas services will be held on Sunday at 7 pm in the funeral Home

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Debbie Everlu
   Posted Fri August 05, 2016
Mary was a beautiful lady and a true - caring friend of our family.
Her loss leaves a Heartache that no one can heal - but - her love and friendship leaves a Memory no one can Steal.
I will never forget her kindness and smile.
Debbie and Keith Everly

Betty Ann Ventura
   Posted Fri August 05, 2016
God needed a special angel so he called our beloved Mary home. Deepest condolences to the family.
Betty Ann (Liz) Ventura, Ashburn, Virginia
Vechnaya Pamyat

   Posted Fri August 05, 2016
Andy and Lisa I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom meant the world to me. She was always there for me through good times and bad. Heaven is surely getting an angel. My deepest sympathy to your entire family.

Lisa Marie Zdravecky Yazwa
   Posted Fri August 05, 2016
My condolences are sent to the Pavlik family.I love you Mary God really did receive an angel you are a special lady and you will be missed .

Betty Ann Ventura
   Posted Sat August 06, 2016
God needed a very special angel so he called our beloved Mary home. Deepest condolences to Helen & Val Gene, Susie & Zeke.
Betty Ann (Liz) Kucik Ventura
Ashburn, Virginia

Pamela Zdravecky-Usher
   Posted Sun August 07, 2016
I can not express how sad I am!! There are people that touch your lives in a way no one can explain... this was our Mary!! A wonderful, caring, positive, loving lady!
We have kept in touch over the years writing letters to each other. I have kept them not only because she was a wonderful lady and friend, she gave me such great advice. She always expressed how family was so important and her FAMILY was number ONE in her life.
She was always there for our family! I remember the freezing snow days at the bus stop, it was so cold..she would let us go down in the cellar to keep warm!
Yes, her pierogie's and ravilo's were the best!!! I always had to get some when I came home to visit!
My condolences to her family!! No doubt we have an angel watching over us ~ until we meet again Mary~ I love you and will miss you!!
Love Pam

Kathleen Zechmeister
   Posted Mon August 08, 2016
Mr & Mrs V Veschio & Cindy Pawelec & family,

I extend my deepest and sincere sympathy to you and your families for your great loss. Life is never the same for those who are left to grieve but be assured you made her last days as comfortable and pleasnt as you were able. May God keep you close to His Heart by holding you in His arms and bring you solace that she is with Him in Heaven.