Mary Josephine Kozak Priestly, an honorary member of Bowdoin’s Alumni Association, died on November 22, 2005, in Lewiston.
Mary Josephine Kozak Priestly, an honorary member of Bowdoin’s Alumni Association, died on November 22, 2005, in Lewiston. Born on April 22, 1914, in Fall River, MA, she graduated in 1931 from Durfee High School. She was married in 1934 to Jack Priestly, and they lived briefly in Falls River before moving to the Brunswick area, and he worked at the College for some years. After his death, she too was employed by Bowdoin, working from 1958 to 1980 in the food service department at the Moulton Union and what then was the Senior Center. At her retirement she was elected an honorary member of the Alumni Association. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Sophie Priestly of Wakefield, MA, and Anne V. Koza of Lisbon Falls; two sons, Robert A. Priestly of the Class of 1962 and Timothy K. Priestly of Auburn; two brothers, Frank Kozak of Phoenix, AZ, and Milton Kozak of Bridgewater, MA; nine grandchildren; and fifteen great- grandchildren.