Mary Wollaston of Landenberg

Mary Wollaston

Mary Wollaston

Mary Wollaston, 59, of Landenberg, died Thursday, Feb. 19, at Conway Medical Center outside Myrtle Beach, S.C., after a courageous battle with leukemia. She was born July 25, 1955 in Havre de Grace, Md., to Francis Krzywicki and the late Helen Chessock Krzywicki.

Mary graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in home economics and later earned her certificate in early childhood education from Immaculata University. She owned and managed Wollaston Day Care out of her home for over 30 years. Mary was passionate about raising children and not just her three. She loved every child that came into her life and treated them as her own.

Mary was energetic about her health and nutrition. She loved gardening, cooking, shopping, and decorating for the holidays. She spent many hours on the sidelines of a soccer field and in the audience of many dance recitals, always supporting and encouraging her children’s extra curricular activities.

She cared a lot about education and was a member of Kennett Consolidated School District School Board and Southern Chester Country Chamber of Commerce for many years.

Mary was best known for her animated holiday sweaters, her hugs that she called “huggins,” having the most ornaments on her Christmas tree and her ability to overcome adversity. She had fought the fight hard and courageously and is at peace now. She will be greatly missed by both her family and friends, but always remembered.

Surviving is her husband of 37 years, Thomas Wollaston; three children, Scott Wollaston (Megan), Laura Chandler (Chris), and Carrie Scallan (Ross); four grandchildren, Gus Wollaston, Kylie Chandler, Madelyn Chandler, and Charlie Wollaston; four siblings, Michael Krzywicki, Matthew Krzywicki, Denise Sinigaglio, and Carol Wilson; 11 nephews and ten nieces; and more than 200 kids she would claim as family that came through her daycare; also surviving is her father, Frank Krzywicki.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, February 27, at the Christian Life Center at 125 Saginaw Road, Lincoln University, PA 19352.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to AWAREmed Heath and Resource Center, 4710 Oleander Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC 29­577, or Maximized Living online at

Arrangements by the Cleveland & Grieco Funeral Home in Avondale.

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