Mary Catherine Gajnos

September 13, 1947 - June 1, 2013

09/13/1947 - 06/01/2013

VIRGINIA BEACH – Mary Catherine Gajnos, 65, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Mary was born in New York to the late James and Ella Plantz. She served in the US Navy from 1967 to 1970 and retired from the City of Portsmouth as an employment services worker. Mary attended Suburban Christian Church in Virginia Beach.

She is survived by her sister, Jayne Plantz; brother, John Plantz; sister, Diane Pao; and sister, Barbara Cahill.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday at 11:00 am in Suburban Christian Church, 5132 Bellamy Manor Drive, Virginia Beach.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Relay for Life, Virginia Beach, VA. Office, 4416 Expressway Dr. Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at altmeyer.com

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Brenda & Todd Rabideau
7 years ago

Dear Family & Friends of Mary Gajnos. I was deeply sadden when Mary passed away. I know that it was a great loss for you. I just wanted you to know that you are in our heart and prayers. The Lord chose Mary to join him and I am sure the her mother and father were there to meet her when she passed through heavens gates. I am sure Mary is home with the angels. Mary had an amazing wit and personality. She was a loving and caring person. She always had a smile, even when she was feeling bad.. Mary’s life was cut short, and everyone needed her to stay longer she had many things she still wanted to do. She loved the beach, going to yard sales. There are no words to ease the pain that you are feeling. Just think of something Mary would say to make you smile. Someone once sent me a card, with this quote in it, I hope it will help you the way it helped me. ” cry, cry, cry…Tears are there to protect your heart. When tears finally run dry, your heart will be calm, and quiet feeling clear inside. You will be left with the transpicuous sense of being blessed with life. So look for the beautiful things around you. And you will find hope, A hope to move on…” DEAR MARY you are a ray of sunshine and joy, I enjoyed the time that we shared on Earth. May you find the peace you so longed for…you are in our prayers always.. Love Todd And Brenda

Eleanor Hebert
7 years ago

Dear Family And Friends of Mary Gajnos. I was deeply sadden when May passed away. She fought a long battle. I just wanted everyone to know what a great person she was. Once you met Mary you would never forget the sunshine that followed her around. Mary helped anyone who needed her and now the Lord will be taking care of her. Love you Mary Love Ellie

Connie Hebert
7 years ago

Dear FRIENDS and FAMILY of Mary Gajnos. I am writing to extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I was so very sad to hear about Mary, she was such a wonderful person. I had the honor and pleasure to know her. Mary had a generous nature and a remarkable sense of humor. You and your family will be in our hearts and prayers. Sincerely Yours Connie Hebert

Cynthia Fordham-Miller, RN
7 years ago

I will miss Mary, she was the sweetest soul. I am blessed to have known her and her family. She fought a brave fight and was an inspiration to many. I will see you on the other shore.

DEE GILLIES
7 years ago

MARY WAS A VERY SPECIAL LADY IN MY LIFE. I WILL GREATLY MISS HER.SHE NEVER COMPLAINED AND ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HER FACE NO MATTER HOW BAD SHE FELT. I KNOW GOD IS TAKING CARE OF HER NOW.

Dalton & Tristan Hebert
7 years ago

To The Family of Mary Gajnos.Mary was a very nice person. She always made time to for us. We will treasure every moment of your life that you shared with us. You left a lasting impression of a big smile, kind heart. No matter what, Mary will always be remembered in our hearts. GOD has gotten stronger for getting such a faithful soul. love you always love DALTON AND TRISTAN HEBERT