Marie Ann Paz

1927-12-03 - 2020-05-29

Funeral Home: Beecher Funeral Home 602 S Dixie Hwy Beecher IL (Map-it)


Service Date: 0000-00-00

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Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery 801 Michigan City Road, Calumet City, Illinois (Map-it)

Info: 708-946-6000

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Marie Ann ‘Drabek’ Paz (nee Florek) age 92 of Beecher formerly of Calumet City, Illinois passed away peacefully at home on May 29, 2020.  Beloved wife of the late Bruno (2010) and 1st husband Chester ‘Drake’ Drabek (1980).  Loving mother to Alexandra ‘Sandy’ Urbanik, late Robert Drabek and late Jay Christopher Drabek.  Cherished Mimi to Joseph (Jenn) Urbanik and Katie (Randy) Zivkovich; proud great grandmother to Drake, Jacoby and Danica.  Preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Helen (nee Brandys) Florek, brother Chester (late Theresa) and  sister to Elizabeth (late Kelly) and Bernice (late Pieo).  Dear aunt to many.  Marie belonged to St. Andrew Rosary Confraternity, Apostleship of Prayer, St. Rita’s Alter Guild, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Calumet City Historical Society, and Sunshine Lady for St. Andrews Senior.  Marie also was a very good artist, she loved to draw, write poetry, did ceramics, crochet, made blankets and loved traditions but most of all Mimi loved and enjoyed being with her family.

Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Beecher Manor and Vitas Hospice.

Due to the current circumstance and restrictions caused by Covid-19, only 10 people can be in the funeral home at a one time.  We ask that you please follow the states guidelines where masks/ face coverings and distancing are concerned. On behalf of the family and the funeral home staff, we would like to thank you for your cooperation.

Visitation Tuesday, June 2nd from 9:00A.M.until 11:00A.M. at Beecher Funeral Home, 602 Dixie Hwy., Beecher, Illinois  60401.  Interment and Service at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, Illinois with clergy from St. Maria Goretti Parish.    Info: (708) 946-6000.  At this time the family is planning a memorial mass at a later date.



  1. NoreeN hoenig on May 30, 2020 at 4:33 pm
    My dear Aunt Mame was a piece of sunshine in my life who is loved dearly.

  2. Lisa A. Misch on May 30, 2020 at 5:49 pm
    Sorry for you loss Sandy. Prayers for the family.

  3. Barbara Mandal on June 1, 2020 at 12:16 am
    Dear Sandy and Family, We are so very sorry to hear that your Mom has passed away. She was our 1st. cousin. Her Mom, Helen, and our Dad, Walter Brandys were brother and sister. We remember your Mom as being a kind, generous, and loving person who always had the sweetest smile. She was a wonderful person who will be missed very much. May our cousin, Mamie rest in eternal peace and happiness in God’s heavenly kingdom. We pray for you, Sandy and your family as you grieve the loss of your precious Mom. With heartfelt sympathy, Barbara Brandys Mandal, Christine Brandys Douglas

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