Maria T. Kociunas (nee Hrtanek), a resident of North Riverside, died on Jan. 7, 2016 in Sarasota, Florida. 

She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending the winter at Florida’s Siesta Key. 

Ms. Kociunas is survived by her daughter, Regina (Terry Evans) Jelinek; her grandchildren, Richard (Stacy) Jelinek and Stephen (Linda Lee) Jelinek; and her many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter P. Kociunas; her dear friend, Richard Boswell; and her siblings, Caroline (Grant) Barthels, Milan (Thresse) Hrtanek and Joseph (Dorothy) Hrtanek. 

A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Siesta Key, Florida. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.