Mary Loretta Timins R.N. (born 1925)

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Mary Loretta Timins
1925 - living
Born
August 25, 1925
Sugar Notch, Pennsylvania United States 18706
Other Names
Lakauskas, Timinskas, Lakawskas, Leikauskas
Last Known Residence
2108 Jackson St, in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania United States 18504
Summary
Mary Loretta Timins R.N. was born on August 25, 1925 in Sugar Notch, Pennsylvania United States. She is the child of Mary Ann Leikauskas and Benjamin Leikauskas, with sibling Evelyn. She was baptized at Sts. Peter and Paul's Church, Sugar Notch, Pennsylvania USA. According to her family tree, Mary was mother to 3 children. She married Edward J. Timins Sr. on June 4, 1949 in Sugar Notch, Pennsylvania United States. They were married until Edward's death in 1987. They had children Bonita Lea Timins, Edward Joseph Timins Jr., and Allan Lee Timins. We know that Mary Loretta Timins R.N. had been residing in 2108 Jackson St, in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania United States 18504.
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Mary Loretta Timins R.N.
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Mary Loretta Timins R.N.
Full name
Lakauskas, Timinskas, Lakawskas, Leikauskas
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2108 Jackson St, in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania United States 18504
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Female
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Mary Timins was born on in Sugar Notch, Pennsylvania United States 18706
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Ethnicity & Lineage

Mary is a first generation American of Lithuanian descent. Both parents were born in Aponiskas Kaisiadoriu Rajono, Lithuania.

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Childhood

Education

Mary attended Sugar Notch Grade School and graduated in 1943 from Sugar Notch H.S. in the academic program. She did housekeeping and babysitting for a school teacher, Mrs. Rose Churnetsky, who was instrumental in her enrollment into the U. S. Army Nurse Corp at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital in 1945 and graduated as an R.N. in 1948. Mary and several of her classmates (Jane Thomas, Helen Kane, and A. J. Gorham) met once a month for lunch faithfully during their lifetime.

Religion

Mary Leikauskuite received First Holy Communion in Sts. Peter and Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Sugar Notch, Pa. on August 24, 1933. Father John J. Supsinskas was Pastor. Mary is an active member of St. Ann Basilica Parish, 1250 St. Ann St., Scranton, Pa., 18504.

Baptism

at Sts. Peter and Paul's Church in Sugar Notch, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania USA
Adulthood

Professions

Upon graduation, Mary was employed for a year at the Wilkes-Barre Visiting Nurse Assoc. working all over the city traveling by bus. Her cousin, Mary Bigenis, was matchmaker for her introduction to Edward Timinskas (later, Timins) during this period. They married on June 4, 1949 and moved to Philadelphia, Pa. After her children were raised, she became a charge R.N. on the night shift at St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home in Elmhurst, Pa. in 1968 and stayed until her retirement in 1990. She then worked part-time for Lee Nurses' Registry until 1999. In 1993, Mary received the DIXIE Award (sponsored by Georgia Pacific Co., Atlanta, Ga., manufacturers of Dixie cups) for compassionate nursing care.

Personal Life

Mary is an active member of St. Ann Basilica Church, Scranton, Pa. and a loyal supporter of Lithuanian Heritage and Draugas News. With Edward Sr. by her side, Mary loved traveling. From several trips to western Europe to visiting cities in the United States, the couple was always on the go. She enjoyed Scranton's Broadway Theater League, Community Concerts, trips to the casinos in Atlantic City, and Civil War battlefields. Mary has always generously helped her family. She never forgot a birthday. She was an avid reader, gardener, and baker. When her children were enrolled at St. Michael's elementary school, she volunteered as a seamstress making many of the costumes worn in the annual musicals and plays. She was active in Our Lady of Good Counsel Society at that time. Mary was loved for her gentle, caring, and generous nature. She was admired for her creativity, strength, and free spirit. Her ability to listen with an open mind and without judgement made her a great person to have a meaningful relationship with. With a truly caring heart, she offered unique insights and advice, especially when proofreading her daughter's research and professional writing. She always encouraged us to be forgiving and drummed it into us to always use common sense, a notion instilled while in nursing school. Her motto was: "God helps those who help themselves.", a proverb by Benjamin Franklin that got her through the difficult times.

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She was a volunteer in the Army Nurse Corp during WW11 and is listed in the World War 2 Registry of Remembrance.

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Married: June 4, 1949
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Married at: Sugar Notch, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, 18706 United States
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In 1925, in the year that Mary Loretta Timins R.N. was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

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